Christopher Higgs’s Favorite Novellas

I always have a hard time determining what constitutes a novella. For this I decided to define it as a short book. So, here are ten short books I would highly recommend (in no particular order):

My Untimely Death, by Adam Peterson

The Hour of the Star, by Clarice Lispector

Ray, by Barry Hannah

Light Boxes, by Shane Jones

Tender Buttons, by Gertrude Stein

Motorman, by David Ohle

The Bathroom, by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

In Watermelon Sugar, by Richard Brautigan

The Ballad of the Sad Café, by Carson McCullers

EVER, by Blake Butler

Christopher Higgs curates the art blog Bright Stupid Confetti. Publishing Genius Press has just released his chapbook Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously.

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