Xeriscapes of the Heart: A Brief Hiatus, a Long Excerpt

Because I have a few projects I'm working on, plus the start of the school year, I'm going to put my reviews here and on Goodreads on a brief hiatus of about a month or a month and a half. Please don't unfollow, dear reader—I will be back in the fall with my annual Halloween-season … Continue reading Xeriscapes of the Heart: A Brief Hiatus, a Long Excerpt

Rikki Ducornet, Netsuke

Netsuke by Rikki Ducornet My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rikki Ducornet's Netsuke is a short novel, an impressionistic piece of eroticism, experimental and lyrical rather than realist and story-driven. Its narrator is a 64-year-old psychoanalyst on his third marriage, to a Japanese collage artist named Akiko. But the psychoanalyst obsessively sleeps with other people, … Continue reading Rikki Ducornet, Netsuke