Renee Gladman’s JUICE (Kelsey St., 2001) is a quartet of stories whose settings range from the Gothic village of Hawthorne, flooding the skies with question marks, to the vagabond lesbian community of Mission San Francisco. What unites these tales is the eye under which they tell their truths, the large, all-seeing eye of the oracular and the small. Renee Gladman was born in Atlanta in 1971 and now makes her home in Oakland. Her previous books include Arlem (Idiom Books,1996) and Not Right Now (Second Story Books, 1998). She edited Clamour magazine, and her new publishing project is Leroy Books.
April 20, 2001