Episode QS80: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi + Eileen Myles (January 6, 2022)

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Savage Tongues: A Novel By Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780358315063
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Published: Mariner Books - August 3rd, 2021

A new novel by PEN/Faulkner Award winner Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, "written with the intensity of early Marguerite Duras and Ferrante's Days of Abandonment," about a young woman’s search for healing in the fall-out of an affair with a much older man, a personal and political exploration of desire, power, domination, and human connection (The Millions).

It’s summer when Arezu, an Iranian American teenager, goes to Spain to meet her estranged father at an apartment he owns there. He never shows up, instead sending her a weekly allowance, care of his step-nephew, Omar, a forty-year-old Lebanese man. As the weeks progress, Arezu is drawn into a mercurial, charged, and ultimately catastrophic affair with Omar, a relationship that shatters her just at the cusp of adulthood.

 


For Now (Why I Write) By Eileen Myles Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780300261417
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Published: Yale University Press - September 7th, 2021

In this third Why I Write volume, Eileen Myles addresses the social, political, and aesthetic conditions that shape their work.

For Myles, time’s “optic quality” is what enables writing in the first place—as attention, as devotion, as excess. It is this chronologized vision that enables the writer to love the world as it presently is, lending love a linguistic permanence amid social and political systems that threaten to eradicate it. Irreverent, generous, and always insightful, For Now is a candid record of the creative process from one of our most beloved artists.