Politics and Prose Review Pick of the Week | Rae Bryant’s Review of George Saunders’ TENTH OF DECEMBER

Chosen as an exemplary work in critical review by The Washington Independent Review of Books and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C., our editor in chief, Rae Bryant and her review of George Saunders’ recently released collection, Tenth of December (Random House), will be promoted at Politics & Prose Bookstore, both their brick and mortar location and website. Congratulations to our editor in chief for her exemplary critical work and recognition, and thank you to The Independent and P&P for their recognition.

George Saunders is an undisputed genius in cutting eloquent slices of dark, odd, familiar, and too familiar. And here he goes again with more breadth than most writers would attempt in one collection. Humor and satire infuse dysfunctional families, dysfunctional sex, unsuspected heroism, realism and near-future settings. Be warned. The afternoon is lost, because once picked up, Tenth of December sticks. From realism to SF, minimalism to medieval-speak, the book yields an ugly-beautiful freak show. Come one, come all. Full review  originally published at The Independent


Rae Bryant in Sun--BW--small IIRae Bryant’s short story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals, was released by Patasola Press in June 2011. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including StoryQuarterly, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, BLIP Magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, and Redivider, and have been nominated for the PEN/Hemingway, PEN Emerging Writers, and Pushcart Awards. She is also a voting member of National Book Critics Circle. Read more at www.raebryant.com.


OTL: Episode #269- Stories from a Chicago cab, YMTE podcast …

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grab our rss feed Mike Stephen re-airs his conversation with a local cabbie/author, previews the YMTE podcast holiday recording party, and learns about the Chicago Loot Drop charity event. Dmitry Samarov� Chicago cabbie, artist, and author of Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab. We hear about the observations and stories from Brandon Wetherbee- Host of the You, Me, Them, Everybody podcast. We check in with Brandon to see what’s up with his show and to

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Moon Milk Review has been Sabotage-d

Check out Sabotage, edited by Claire Trévien, where reviewer Tori Truslow goes in-depth and cross issue with “Moon Milk Review: Issue 7 Vs. Issue 8.”

“…it’s clear from these two issues that MMR is onto something special, mixing entertainment and unsettlement to make a thought-provoking whole, with the prosetry competition providing a thread running from issue to issue. The multimedia aspect is bold and inviting, the contents just the right size to keep a hold on our skittish and multi-tabbed attention-spans, and its consistent interest in crossing genre and media boundaries, in things interstitial, in juxtaposition and surprise, make it an exemplary online magazine” (Tori Truslow). Read more.