Bridey Heing

Bridey Heing is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. Her interests include literature, history, feminism, and politics. You can find more of her writing at and you can follow her on Twitter @bridey_heing.


January 17, 2017

There are moments in Stephen Moles’ The Most Wretched Thing Imaginable: Or Beneath the Burnt Umbrella where you can begin to see it coming together. A sequence of paragraphs begin to flow in a logical order that you can follow, or a name repeats enough times that it sticks in your mind, or a theme recurs in a way that suggests a plot. But those moments are few and far between, and most of the book is little more than nonsense.

April 27, 2015

The Elusive Moth
by Ingrid Winterbach
Translated from the Afrikaans by Iris Gouws and the author
Open Letter Books (2014), 198 pages


March 12, 2015

Texas: The Great Theft
by Carmen Boullosa
Translated from the Spanish by Samantha Schnee
Deep Vellum Publishing (2015), 304 pages