By Julianna Haubner | Off the Shelf 12 Innovative Books to Get You Out of Your Reading Rut It's seemed that in this election
In award-winning short fiction writer Elizabeth Harris's novel Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman, Harris masterfully explores the way that a momentary concession can irrevocably and completely change the course of a life.
Well, not a bar -- a book group. (Though this book group has convened in bars.) My book group is unsure of what to read next. Perhaps we'll read Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. There is debate about this, but since I'll be hosting, the final decision falls to me.
Bull Mountain is an emphatic win for the somewhat niche genre of Southern Noir, spliced with the poignancy of literary fiction that comes together to create one of the best multi-generational family sagas in years.
I sat down with author Scott Alexander Hess (The Butcher's Sons) to dialogue about fact versus fiction, how violence can be poetic, and what it really means to mine a truly dangerous literary landscape.
A: Boy, do people in this movie love to give long, morose monologues. Some of them, in fact, are quite great. Too often, though
Set in the isolated backwoods of Tennessee and shot in bleak brown tones, Child of God is about a serial necrophiliac named Lester Ballard, repulsive, violent, barely civilized.
Deadline.com debuted the first trailer for James Franco's latest directorial effort, "Child of God." The film, based on the