Roughneck by Jeff Lemire

Derek Ouelette was an enforcer on the hockey ice. Pushed on by his domineering father, his job was to intimidate the other team, to win with his size and his fists. He was good enough to play professionally, until an incident on the rink ended his career. He is now back in his hometown. He... Continue Reading →

Come Again by Nate Powell

Haven Station is a commune in the Ozarks where everyone pitches in to help produce sellable goods for market. It is now 1979 and a once thriving community is withering. The promise of a utopian life has been cut away by infighting and the draw of modern conveniences. A few families remain and two couples... Continue Reading →

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

Random violence, social media, firewalls, conspiracy theories, isolation, and disengagement. Is this book the fetid kitchen sink of our times? Yes, and no. Teddy goes to stay with his childhood friend after his girlfriend has gone missing. Calvin takes his friend into his house, empty after his wife and daughter have left him. Teddy stays... Continue Reading →

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