Ed Park

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  • 10 years ago

    "I'm a pariah and an outpatient," says Professor Daniel Wellington, the narrator of Professor Lawrence Douglas's debut novel, The Catastrophist (just out from Other Press). A respected art historian specializing in Holocaust memorials, Wellington ...

  • 10 years ago

    In 1997, Indianapolis construction worker Troy Stolle became Britannia blacksmith Nils Hansen. As a character in the immersive fantasy game Ultima Online, Nils soon developed a working relationship with an archer and a mage—both also controll...

  • 10 years ago

    Sons receive their fathers' watches in novels from The Sound and the Fury to Black Swan Green. When Yates, the prognosticating protagonist of James P. Othmer's The Futurist, gets his dad's timepiece, he finds that it's set 10 minutes ahead—ap...

  • 10 years ago

    Enthusiastically scored to the titular quiet storms, ersatz c&w, and hip-hop textures, the anti-rockist Slow Jam King is more fun to listen to than watch—though this still leaves the problem of dialogue. High school salutatorian turned colleg...

  • 10 years ago

    I. In 1988, in a city in western New York, a high school senior named Kevin McGee submitted an unusual story to The Gleaner, the student literary magazine. The classmate-editor who read his work was surprised that the affable, unassuming McGee was...

  • 10 years ago

    1. David Mitchell's fourth novel could masquerade as his first. His previous books, head-spinning page-turners that span centuries and playfully juggle styles, barely touch down in England, but Black Swan Green escapes bleak Worcestershire just on...


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