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Helen Rosner

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Helen Rosner is an American food writer and editor. She is food correspondent for The New Yorker. From 2014 to 2017, Rosner was an editor at Eater, serving as long-form features editor and later executive editor.
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Delicious Foods
A Novel
James Hannaham - Mar 17, 2015
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Darlene, a young widow and mother devastated by the death of her husband, turns to drugs to erase the trauma. In this fog of grief, she is lured with the promise of a great job to a mysterious farm run by a shady company, with disastrous consequences for both her and her eleven-year-old son, Eddie--left behind in a panic-stricken search for her.Del...
Helen Rosner
Mar 04, 2020
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)     source
Pym
A Novel
Mat Johnson - Sep 04, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Recently canned professor of American literature Chris Jaynes has just made a startling discovery: the manuscript of a crude slave narrative that confirms the reality of Edgar Allan Poe’s strange and only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Determined to seek out Tsalal, the remote island of pure and utter blackness that Poe des...
Helen Rosner
Mar 04, 2020
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)     source
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The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P
A Novel
Rieko Matsuura - Jan 02, 2010 (first published in 1993)
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The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P is a highly acclaimed work of fiction that won Japans most prestigious literary prize for women writers. A provocative, picaresque spin on a coming-of-age story, the novel tells of a young Japanese woman who wakes up one afternoon to discover that her big toe has turned into a penis. In learning to adjust to her new ...
Helen Rosner
Mar 04, 2020
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)     source
Out
Natsuo Kirino - Jul 11, 2003 (first published in 1997)
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With volcanic urgency, Kirino's story erupts onto the page with a searing heat, flowing like lava to a remarkable finish. Facing the daily burdens of slavish work conditions, stale marriages, and a society refusing to show them a proper respect, the women on the nightshift at a suburban Tokyo factory are all looking for one thing -- a way out. When...
Helen Rosner
Mar 04, 2020
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)     source
The Book of Disquiet
Fernando Pessoa - Dec 31, 2002 (first published in 1982)
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Fernando Pessoa was many writers in one. He attributed his prolific writings to a wide range of alternate selves, each of which had a distinct biography, ideology. and horoscope. When he died in 1935, Pessoa left behind a trunk filled with unfinished and unpublished writings, among which were the remarkable pages that make up his posthumous masterp...
Helen Rosner
Mar 04, 2020
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)     source
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Under the Skin
Michel Faber - Jul 01, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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Isserley picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. She has a remarkable face and wears the thickest corrective lenses anyone has ever seen. Her posture is suggestive of some spinal problem. Her breasts are perfect; perhaps implants. She is strangely erotic yet somehow grotesque, vuln...
Helen Rosner
Mar 04, 2020
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)     source
The Famished Road
Ben Okri - May 01, 1993 (first published in 1991)
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In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri's Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children or Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, it combines brilliant narrative technique with a fresh vision to create an essential work of world literature.The narrator, Azaro, is an abiku, a spirit chil...
Helen Rosner
Mar 04, 2020
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)     source