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Wayne Catan

Wayne Catan is a book critic who was raised on New York’s Long Island. A former Brooklyn resident, he currently teaches English literature at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix.

Sloane Crosley’s Cult Classic

Sloane Crosley, author of three essay collections and one novel, The Clasp (2015), is a force to be reckoned with, especially when writing about the romantic lives of thirty-somethings in New York City.

Nawaaz Ahmed’s Radiant Fugitives

The 384-page novel is a bold, sweeping book featuring broad themes such as politics, sexuality, mixed-race marriage, and a dysfunctional family. Ahmed’s prose is imaginative and poetic, bringing readers into a week in the life of the Hussein women, comprised of sisters Seema and Tahera and mother, Nafeesa.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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