Magical Realism for the Current Reality

Magical Realism for the Current Reality

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Prayer for the Living: Stories by Ben Okri (Brooklyn, NY: Akashic Books, February 2, 2021; 216 pages; $24.95; ISBNs: 978-1-61775-863-8 hardcover, 978-1-61775-874-4 ebook). Originally published by Head of Zeus in London, October 2019. “We live in…

Finding Identity in the Netherlands

Finding Identity in the Netherlands

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Djinn by Tofik Dibi, translated (& Introduction) by Nicolaas P. Barr (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, January 2021; 143 pages; $19.95; ISBNs: 9781438481302 paperback, 9781438481319 ebook). SUNY series in Queer Politics and Culture.…

Exploring History Through Clutter

Exploring History Through Clutter

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Clutter: An Untidy History by Jennifer Howard (Cleveland, Ohio: Belt Publishing, September 1, 2020; 176 pages; $26.00; hardcover ISBN 9781948742726; distributed by PGW). “But clutter and mess show us that life is being lived.” —Anne Lamott…

The Pursuit of Home

The Pursuit of Home

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas by David Biespiel (Portland, Oregon: Kelson Books, September 30, 2020; 202 pages; $20.00 paperback: ISBN 978-0-9827838-5-6; distributed by SPD). “One is always at home in one’s past….” —Vladimir Nabokov,…

OSNABRÜCK STATION TO JERUSALEM by Hélène Cixous

OSNABRÜCK STATION TO JERUSALEM by Hélène Cixous

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Osnabrück Station to Jerusalem: A Memoir by Hélène Cixous (New York: Fordham University Press, March 3, 2020; 144 pages; $24.95 hardcover; ISBN 9780823287628). Translated by Peggy Kamuf, foreword by Eva Hoffman. Originally published in French as Gare…