• Bindlestiff by Wayne Holloway
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    Bindlestiff by Wayne Holloway (Review)

    A crumpled boot, a worn-down heel, a sole with a hole where the sun pours through when Frank holds it up for inspection. It is with this rather ordinary image that Wayne Holloway begins Bindlestiff. Frank proceeds to fix the hole with a knife, some rubber, and glue. The only piece of almost throwaway information that clues us in to this being anything but ordinary is the date. 2036. Frank is Marine Corp vet Frank Dubois, a forty-something black man journeying from Los Angeles to Detroit seeking redemption, and 2036 is a derailed, dystopian version of the future of the…

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    Reflections of a Surgeon

    Dr. Vinayak Nagesh Shrikhande’s earliest memories are of buses, trains and snakes. Born in Kolhapur, he moved to Belgaum in the neighbouring state of Karnataka as a kid, a six-hour bus ride away. At the Belgaum racecourse, he recalls jumping out of a tree when faced by a snake coiled around a branch. And one of the local attractions of visiting his mother’s family in Dombivali, near Bombay, was the iconic Deccan Queen, India’s first superfast, long-distance passenger train, hurtling towards the big city with its tall buildings and smart, important people. Since then, my maternal grandfather has lived and…

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