Mandy Len Catron is the author of How To Fall In Love With Anyone: A Memoir in Essays. Originally from Appalachian Virginia, Catron now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Glamour, The Rumpus, and The Walrus, as well as literary journals and anthologies. Her essay for the New York Times Modern Love series (“To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This”) was one of the most popular articles published by the New York Times in 2015. Catron writes about love and love stories at The Love Story Project, and she teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia. You can follow Catron on Twitter (@LenMandy), and on Instagram (@LenMandy) to see her drawings and photos of her dog, Roscoe.
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The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith: “In the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies.”
Peach by Emma Glass: “Something has happened to Peach. It hurts to walk but she staggers home to parents that don’t seem to notice. In this dazzling debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breath-taking clarity and verve.”
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi: “From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi—a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café—collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. […] When the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed.”
Also this month: We’ll interview Mandy Len Catron and Molly Caro May, and film critic Ashley Wells will introduce you to Rule #2 in her Movie Drinking Game.