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Volume II, Issue 36
March 1 - March 8, 1999  
 

Fiction
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Home Run [4]
In "This Place You Return to Is Home," short-story writer Kirsty Gunn brings rural New Zealand to life.
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Rough Road [5]
"El Camino del Rio" is a bumpy ride.
— Randall Holdridge, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Modish Operandi [6]
Bret Easton Ellis's "Glamorama" is a meticulously detailed satire of the New York glamour circuit.
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Non-fiction
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Knock On Wood [7]
The long-lost autobiography of wacked film director Ed Wood Jr. surfaces.
— Jeff Yanc, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Media Mix [8]
Revisionist-biography blues.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Wilderness Bond and The Incredible Egg [9]
Art.Rage.Us work is loud in places, subdued in others, cursing, soft-spoken, brash and understated.
— Kelle Schillaci, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Truth Teller [10]
"Daughter of the River," exiled author Hong Ying's account of growing up female in rural China, makes outlandish-sounding suicide state credible.
— Lauren Byrne, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Now What? [13]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

uthor Darcey Steinke weathered a blistering review of her first book in The New Yorker to become quite a success. Memphis Flyer's Leonard Gill chats with Steinke about her newest book, Jesus Saves in "Living Up To Expectations."

This weeks Books section includes fiction reviews of Kirsty Gunn, Jim Sanderson, and Brett Easton Ellis with non-fiction looks at Ed Wood Jr., revisionist biographies, the art of the medically challenged, and growing up in China as a female, plus more.


Features
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Living Up To Expectations [2]
Darcey Steinke, writer-in-residence at the University of Mississippi, on the dark side of dreams.
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Full Circle Books [3]
An interview with Full Circle Books' staffers.
— Lauri Sagle, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Mini Reviews
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Speed Reader [11]

  • "The 1999 Old Farmer's Almanac"
  • "Out of the Woods" by Chris Offutt
  • "Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing" by Abram Shalom Himelstein and Jamie Schweser

Brazil Nuts [12]
  • "The Testment" by John Grisham
  • "Slackjaw," By Jim Knipfel


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