Madison Smartt Bell is a novelist. His most recent books are Zig Zag Wanderer and Behind the Moon.
The Third World collides with the First in Atticus Lish’s Preparation for the Next Life.
The tension between the personal and the political permeates new books on Haiti by Amy Wilentz and Jonathan M. Katz.
Dylan’s Mr. Jones was confused by revolution; the persona of Deb Olin Unferth’s memoir is nonchalant about it.
Heidi Durrow traces a young girl's harrowing plunge into racial identity.