16 years ago
When a lonesome cowboy named Red Grissom slides onto the bar stool next to the unhappily married heroine, you may experience a moment of narrative panic: Oh no, not that old story again. In her debut novel, The Mineral Palace, Heidi Julavits quick...
17 years ago
Remember Andrew Cunanan? He was the nowhere guy who gunned down Gianni Versace on the steps of the designer's South Beach villa, sometime in the summer of 1997. (Gary Indiana would be the first to tell you that the exact dates don't matter.) A gre...
18 years ago
Emer Martin's second novel (after Breakfast in Babylon) begins in a hallucinogenic version of Frank McCourt's washed-out Ireland and winds up poolside in Hawaii, where a gay whiskey priest is recuperating after plastic surgery. In between Dublin a...