Joshua Henkin, author of “The World Without You,” guest edits the next issue of Recommend Reading:
“It is just one of the many notable things about ‘Glissando’ that the writer, Katie Bellas, is in her mid-twenties. There’s none of that jitteriness and showiness so common among young writers. It’s as if Bellas has all the time in the world to peel back the layers of her characters, and this she does, with remarkable precision. ‘Glissando’ is a story about a middle-aged financial titan on the precipice of professional and personal failure. It’s a story about a congenitally cautious man who behaves incredibly incautiously. It’s a story about a man whose life is falling apart, and Bellas dangles him from a noose, and us along with him.”
Check back tomorrow morning to read the story and the rest of Joshua Henkin’s introduction.