Synopses & Reviews
In Issue 13, "News from the Republic of Letters will feature "Cracks in the Sidewalk, Paint on the Walls--a story about New York graffiti artists--by the exceptional new writer Yesi T Mills, whose story in issue 12 was widely acclaimed. Keith Botsford offers "Saturday, the first section from his new novel "Father, Dear Father and we have Herb Gold's "The Tragedy You Can Dance to: Haiti 2003. Another brilliant story, "The Tower, by the recently-deceased Polish writer Gustaw Herling, ties in thematically (the subject is leprosy) with the two pieces in Archives: Xavier de Maistre's "The Leper of Aosta, and "The Leper, by the great Brazilian turn-of-the-century writer Joao Rangel. Also in this issue, The Reader returns to the magazine featuring the first of a series of essays (by many hands) on "Unknown, Forgotten or Undervalued Writers, to be published in conjunction with the French magazine "L'Atelier du Roman. Its subject is William Trevor.