Flash Review: Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

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Fortune Smiles Adam Johnson Random House Release Date:  August 18, 2015 ISBN 978-0-8129-9747-7 While this flash review was being written, “Fortune Smiles” was awarded the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction. In a 2010 interview for Electric Lit, author Adam Johnson was asked about the motivation behind his upcoming book, The Orphan Master’s Son (which [….]

Flash Review: Jacaranda by Cherie Priest

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Jacaranda Cherie Priest Subterranean Press Release Date:  January 31, 2015 ISBN 978-1-59606-684-7 When are we going to learn?  You don’t use ancient artifacts as household decorations, you don’t plow over native burial grounds, and, as Cherie Priest so articulately shows us, you don’t cut down a jacaranda tree that honors the dead and has been [….]