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  • 10 years ago

    With the specter of an influenza pandemic looming, SARS, the acute respiratory virus that swept through China (with brief appearances in Singapore, Hanoi, and Toronto) back in 2003, may seem trifling, but Karl Taro Greenfeld's account of the epide...

  • 10 years ago

    In his new book, Her Body Knows, Israeli writer David Grossman ruminates on infidelity in a pair of novellas that are, as the title suggests, grounded in the physical. But Grossman is much too cerebral to stay there. With these stories—one to...

  • 11 years ago

    As a literary landscape, the small Midwestern town often serves as a backdrop for cautious family dramas, in which quiet people living quiet lives have quiet epiphanies. But anyone who sat with bated breath on November 2 can attest that the Midwes...

  • 12 years ago

    "Sex is not specific. It is not original. You might think your perversions are all your own, but no," writes British author Adam Thirlwell in his novel Politics, the story of a misguided London ménage à trois. "Perversions are univer...

  • 12 years ago

    In 1971, as the U.S. military ravaged the Vietnam countryside with the most advanced technology available, a different set of images arose from Southeast Asia. Anthropologists and journalists had uncovered in the Philippines an indigenous tribe wh...

  • 13 years ago

    It's the summer of 1994. Surrounded by five children, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc lies on a mattress in a stifling, rat-infested apartment in a desolate stretch of the Bronx. She falls asleep as a couple in the adjacent room wear themselves down in a vi...

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