MARCH ISSUE

Masterpieces Can’t Be Willed Into Existence: Review Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere by Georges Perec --- Jeff Bursey
Bad News Waitress: Fiction --- Julie Reverb
A Choir of Pages: Review of Tom McCarthy's Satin Island — Frank Richardson
These are the Ferocious Challenges: An Interview With Diane Williams --- Jason Lucarelli
Raised on the Rez: A Childhood --- Senka Eriksen
Top of the Page --- Patrick Keane
Shock & Awe | The Numéro Cinq March Preview
Masterpieces Can’t Be Willed Into Existence: Review Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere by Georges Perec --- Jeff Bursey

Masterpieces Can’t Be Willed Into Existence: Review Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere by Georges Perec — Jeff Bursey

…that passage, with its shadows, the descent, and that dance, brings to mind the fondness the French have for murder mysteries and Edgar Allan Poe. (Jeff Bursey)

Bad News Waitress: Fiction --- Julie Reverb

Bad News Waitress: Fiction — Julie Reverb

“Oh god, oh god, ohhhhh I’m sorry I can’t help it.” He groaned again then inspected the condom, offering its contents to the last of the light. “Sorry that was a bit fast. The old chap had one too many whiskies.” “It’s fine,” she said, pulling her knickers out of her stockings, looking for the dog outside. “Did you?” “Yep.” “I can never tell….”

A Choir of Pages: Review of Tom McCarthy's Satin Island — Frank Richardson

A Choir of Pages: Review of Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island — Frank Richardson

Here we might make a connection with the mysterious, with some meaning lying beneath the surface of our lives. McCarthy leaves us, not with a confession, manifesto, treatise, or essay, but “a novel.” (Frank Richardson)

These are the Ferocious Challenges: An Interview With Diane Williams --- Jason Lucarelli

These are the Ferocious Challenges: An Interview With Diane Williams — Jason Lucarelli

A splendid plot cannot rescue a project spoiled by deficient language. And, of course, Sam is correct. A reader needs a compelling reason to move forward word to word—some would say even phoneme to phoneme—sentence to sentence. (Diane Williams)

Raised on the Rez: A Childhood --- Senka Eriksen

Raised on the Rez: A Childhood — Senka Eriksen

My mother worked on a mink ranch for a while. She wanted to have money for Yule dinner. She always smelled like musky putrefied flesh when she came back. But she often brought a ring of fur from a mink’s tail or even whole foot. I loved those. My mother also made pottery in a back room. It was pungent, muddy, and wet…

Top of the Page --- Patrick Keane

Top of the Page — Patrick Keane

Top of the Page, that is, featured in the slider at the top of the home page, this month is Patrick J. Keane, a Contributing Editor at Numéro Cinq since 2011 (the February issue) when we published his essay “Convergences: Memories Involving The Waste Land Manuscript.” Pat quickly followed that up with an essay about his cat Rintrah…

Shock & Awe | The Numéro Cinq March Preview

Shock & Awe | The Numéro Cinq March Preview

It the March issue. The shock & awe issue. Gorgeous, provocative, full of wit and intelligence and fine writing. From Diane Williams to Tom McCarthy, sightseeing in the French marches to growing up poor on a reserve in western Canada, a new Childhood piece, incisive reviews, art, you name it…

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