FICTION: Oh What a Paradise It SeemsBy Zoe Slutzky
Theres something disturbing about the suburbs. In his tragicomic stories on the status quo, John Cheever, the so-called Checkhov of the suburbs, probed postwar America for its undercurrents of stifled discontent. Lust, envy, and general malaise pervade Shady Hill, the upstate setting of his 1958 collection of tales.
Prose RoundupBy Erin Heath, Ben Mirov, Tatiaana Laine, Ken Murray, Gary Lain, Lara Tupper, Clinton Krute, and Zoe Slutzky
Haruki Murakami, Hannah Tinti, Robert Goolrick, Tao Lin, Harold Jaffe, Amanda Petrusich, Stephanie Kuehnert, Sarah Shun-lien Bunum