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Book Reviews

Rabih Alameddine’s “The Hakawati”

Rabih Alameddine has spun a honeycomb of fable, family history, and Lebanese lore in his newest novel, The Hakawati. I was struck initially by the book's title, the Arabic word for "storyteller." It…...

Ana Maria Shua’s “Quick Fix”

Flash fiction, sudden fiction, short short fiction—the high school students I've taught prefer the term "nanofiction" for this genre because of the connection with their iPods. This compressed…...