I wrote a First and Second Look for Narrative Magazine on one of my favorite books: Through the Arc of the Rainforest by Karen Tei Yamashita.
I almost got to see her read from her new novel, I Hotel, in Santa Cruz last month, but a family commitment (damn them!) kept me from it. In any case, she is perhaps one of the most relevant and enjoyable writers out there today.
Check out my review and this teaser from her book at Narrative. Then, read the book.