How early? Over a month! The official publication date for Elizabeth Hand’s lit thriller Generation Loss is April 16th and the book should just be hitting stores then. (Pre-orderly people may see it a tiny wee bit earlier if we can get the AutoOctopoidal Shipping Contrapshun to work right this time.)
But reviews are good, so here we go! Bookslut jumps in the water ahead of the rest and our own Valley Advocate gets in there too with a review so early they use the galley cover! (The real cover is prettier and, ooh, shiny!)
In the same issue editor Maureen Turner has a hilarious and cutting editorial that shouldn’t be missed about the fate of a Springfield family whom the patriach epnymously dubbed “the Kennedys of western Mass.”
Should we feel bad for Ray Asselin, Sr., the 69-year-old former head of the Springfield Housing Authority who was sentenced last week to 10 years in federal prison for a years-long scheme in which his family stole an estimated $6 million-plus from his agency?