Melissa Broder was a poet until she moved to LA and started dictating in her car instead of writing poetry on the subway. Her X formerly known as Twitter account @SoSadToday became a book of essays about what else, her sadness. In interviews, she relays this with a matter-of-factness that you aren’t quite sure how to take. Is it deadpan? Is it serious? Is it both? This tone lends itself well to Broder’s books where encountering mermen or gollums are tantalizing possibilities but not guaranteed. It’s not a world of many certainties. Broder’s third novel, Death Valley, starts off...Read More
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