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Luis Jaramillo

Little Bit Sick

Matthew Salesses’s novella, The Last Repatriate, is a little book, four inches by six, at a slim 70 pages, but it attempts, for the most part successfully, to tell a story of war and its consequences.


Big Books are too often concerned with coming up with systems and rules, the effect of which is to simplify, to comfort the reader with the illusion that things work out in the end. Kimball is not interested in doing this.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2021

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