Ian J. Battaglia

Disaster Remembered and Revisited in “Fracture” – Chicago Review of Books

In Fracture, Spanish-Argentine writer Andrés Neuman manages to merge disaster, memory, and distance into a single cohesive map. Tracing the flow of time,...

Clarissa Goenawan’s Imperfect World – Chicago Review of Books

It’s Japan, right around 1990. Three college guys go to meet three college girls at a small diner. One, named Ryusei, becomes smitten...

A Byzantine and Unknowable Place – Chicago Review of Books

Shaun Prescott’s The Town is meta from the start. It concerns a wannabe writer who has taken up residence in a desolate town...

The Difference Between Terror And Horror – Chicago Review of Books

Jac Jemc, author of the story collection False Bingo from MCD x FSG, was a writer from the start. She told her third-grade...