On Katie Kitamura’s Intimacies

Yesterday, I finished reading Katie Kitamura’s recent novel Intimacies, which follows an interpreter at the International Criminal Court, who has recently moved to The Hague for that job. The novel vaults between various distances and immediacies, shifting narrative tense, sometimes mid-scene. Across this exploration of various “intimacies,” Kitamura is interested in the relationship between distance…… Continue reading On Katie Kitamura’s Intimacies

Home, On the Range

“Kansas was the tornado signaled by a glowering sky that Ray and Lorna knew was dangerous but kept to themselves all day,” Christine Schutt writes in the latest issue of Noon. There’s something interesting happening with the western as a genre, with the domestic narrative, with avant-garde fiction and its persistent, metonymic and metaphoric displacement of words and meanings. Read my thoughts: https://adamfales.com/2020/06/27/home-on-the-range/