JACOB SINGER's reviews and interviews have appeared in Rain Taxi, Quarterly Conversation, and American Book Review. He can be found @jacobcsinger
Marie NDiaye's My Heart Hemmed InBy Jacob Singer
Marie NDiaye’s My Heart Hemmed In begins with a mysterious injury.
William T. Vollmann’s Carbon IdeologiesBy Jacob Singer
William T. Vollmann’s two-volume set, Carbon Ideologies: No Immediate Danger and No Good Alternative, combines journalism, research, and philosophy in a way that has become synonymous with his nonfiction.
The William H. Gass ReaderBy Jacob Singer
Gass toiled over diction, cadence of free modification, and the emergent properties of prose style. The William H. Gass Reader is a collection of crumbs that will draw you into a labyrinth of letters that will transform your understanding of language
John Domini's The Color Inside a MelonBy Jacob Singer
The tension created by the murder mystery plot returns to the question of who [do] you stand with? Ristos loyalty is to both his fellow clandestinos from Africa and his Italian wife; to Mogadishu, Somalia and Naples, Italy. Dominis use of genrebe it the murder mystery plot, the film noir characters, or the inclusion of fairytale tropespoint to how an individuals perception shapes and colors ones relationship with culture.