Though I’ve only been on Numero Cinq‘s masthead for a few months, I’ve actually (sporadically) published there for a couple of years. And now I have my very own archive page on the site. Check it out.
My review of Sam Lipsyte’s story collection, The Fun Parts, is titled “Laughing at Despair,” and that kind of sums up—in my mind, at least—the career of the author. He has such a gift for examining people living on the fringe, these desperate, lost souls. Yet what makes Lipsyte’s fiction so great is the fact that it turns these lives into uncomfortable comedy.
Back in January, I talked with Canadian writer Alexander MacLeod about his story collection, Light Lifting. Our chat went off on several tangents: running, former VP candidate Paul Ryan, train tunnels, commitment. Anyway, you can read the transcript for yourself over at Numero Cinq.
My thoughts on Richard Ford’s wonderful novel, Canada, are now up at Numero Cinq Magazine. Click on through to take a peek.