Alex Harvey has written a feature piece about singer/song writer Tom Waits for the LA Review of Books describing the life Waits once had in Los Angeles which informed the kind of songs he was writing.
# Thomas Pynchon will debut his new novel called Bleeding Edge this fall via Penguin Press, according to Jason Boog.
# Amy Wilentz revisits Haiti in her new book Farewell, Fred Voodoo, which is reviewed by Hector Tobar at LAT.
# Tom Slater reviews Sam Thompson's Communion Town, a story which unfolds via multiple points of view in a post-modern construction.
# Alex Hern writes that the graphic
novel Scene of the Crime is back in print.
# Sarah Ward reviews Bed of Nails by
French Mystery author Antonin Varenne.