David Gordon’s brand new tale collection, White Tiger on Snow Mountain, features sex, murder, ghosts, and frauds. Its opening story, “Man-Boob Summer,” had been posted when you look at the Paris Review.
Each year, the Uk log Literary Review announces its Bad Intercourse in Fiction Award for the year’s sex writing that is worst in a novel. This year’s winning passages are, as always, notable for both their physiological specificity (areolae) and vagueness (hole) and their embarrassing usage of metaphor and simile (“the difficult pearls of her nipples, like small secrets”). The writers of the awards aren’t unknown; this list that is year’s two for the best-known and most respected authors into the English-speaking globe, Philip Roth and John Banville. Continue Reading