Other recent publications include “Form 28” in The Ampersand Review, and “Madrid” in Apiary Magazine. He is also the author of The Grievers, The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl, Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum, and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.
Marc Schuster, John Mosemann, and Erik Dutko share their work at the MCPL event “Rhythm and Verse: A Literary and Music Salon.”
This MCPL featured event includes performances by a featured writer and musician, followed by a round-table open mike session designed to promote audience sharing.
Marc Schuster is the author of several books, including The Grievers (The Permanent Press, 2012). His work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Weird Tales and Reader’s Digest. He was the Guest Editor of our Spring 2013 issue.
Marc Schuster interviews Karen Lillis on his Small Press Reviews site. Read Marc’s interview here. They discuss the history and operation of Small Press Pittsburgh and Small Press Roulette.
Marc Schuster was the Guest Editor for The Conium Review‘s Spring 2013 issue. He’s also the author of The Grievers and The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl.
We’ve selected cover art and created the mock-up for Vol. 2, No. 1.
The artwork is by Ivan de Monbrison. His work has appeared in NY Arts Magazine, Anobium, and elsewhere. His work has been exhibited internationally, at galleries including Espace42, the Siena Art Institute, and Galerie du Croissant.
Our Guest Editor for Vol. 2, No. 1 was Marc Schuster, author of The Grievers and The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom & Party Girl. The issue features poetry and fiction from a variety of new and established authors. It’s due out in February, 2013. You can pre-order the issue from our online store.
Written by Daniel Torday
Ultimately, it’s this gradual realization that makes The Sensualist so effective. As he struggles to understand his relationships with Yelazaveta and Dmitri, Samuel must also deal with a grandfather whose delusions of persecution put a heavy strain on the family. Likewise, the delusions of grandeur that Samuel’s growing circle of friends tends to entertain place them in increasingly precarious positions. Through it all, what Samuel needs most is to grow comfortable with uncertainty, of occupying the spaces between good and bad, of appreciating (dare I say it?) the shades of gray that complicate human experience—and Torday leads his narrator through the winding maze of young adulthood with the deft and sensitive heart of someone who’s thoroughly explored its many twists and turns.
Thoroughly engaging and beautifully written, The Sensualist stands alongside such works as The Catcher in the Rye and The Basketball Diaries as that rare breed of book that perfectly captures the ambivalence of youth, a delicate balance of absolute certainty and uncertainty held together by the undeniable anxiety of looming adulthood. In short, an excellent read.
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