Ready to get started! Here is our reading schedule for the Summer:
June 5 Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing
New domesticity and the focus on family dynamics in fiction.
June 12 Naomi Alderman, The Power
The role of speculative fiction in representations of gender.
June 19 Min Jin Lee, Pachinko
Recasting the historical epic through Japanese Korean culture.
June 26 John Green, Turtles All the Way Down
Utilizing genre fiction to directly engage the subject mental illness .
July 3 Gabriel Tallent, My Absolute Darling
Redefining the stakes and boundaries of new culture wars.
July 10 Jeffrey Eugenides, Fresh Complaint
Re-examining the short story in contemporary fiction in the absence of theme.
July 17 Ali Smith, Winter
Allegory and the fantastic at the edges of the novel.
July 24 George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
The state of the "experimental novel" and traditional notions of the "in between."