This summer has brought a couple more book reviews o’ mine:
- Over at The Colorado Review, my review of Diego Zuñiga’s short first novel, Camanchaca, has been posted. A Chilean, Zuñiga has published a novel whose ending and style remind me a bit of fellow Chilean Álvaro Bisama’s Dead Stars (which I reviewed a while back).
- And over at Literal Magazine, I reviewed a collection of short stories by Achy Obejas, The Tower of the Antilles. These stories, almost all from the perspective of Cuban-American lesbians, are vivid in their characterization and memorable in the contrasting views they provide.
I have a couple short stories out for submission, and while they’ve received some really, really nice comments from a few editors—especially for the weird little tales they are, one set in a Mongol Kingdom and other in 1891 Vienna—so far neither has found a home yet.