Judith Goldman for Drunken Boat

It is uncanny—or is it?—the (pre)occupation with suicide that haunts Jill Magi’s remarkable LABOR.

CASA Magazine

Klein to Beckett to Spacks: Double Play! by Richard Jarrette for CASA Magazine

The Boston Review

In Bhanu Kapil’s Ban en Banlieue, place and its particular violences are memorialized in the body. The book considers Ban, a fictional girl from Kapil’s hometown in London’s suburbs and the protagonist of a novel Kapil began but never completed. Ban, who lies down to die in a race riot in 1979—an act repeated throughout the book she inhabits—is at once a single body, the absence of a body, and the presence of trauma in many bodies.


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