My review of a hauntingly grim and beautiful book, in the tradition of J. M. Coetzee, that reflects the tragic politics of our world through the prism of a story of fairytale-like specificity and universality.
Ellen Akins is the author of the novels Home Movie, Little Woman, Public Life, and Hometown Brew, and the short story collection World Like a Knife. She has published short stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, and The Southwest Review, which (the last two) awarded her their biennial short fiction awards. Read more
Recent Posts: Newsiness
The Greatest Novels of the Millennium: A Work in Progress
Interesting to see how BBC Culture‘s list of the “12 Greatest Novels of the Millennium (So Far)“–compiled from lists submitted by “several dozen book critics” compares with the list(s) the people at The Millions (“experts” v. Read more →
- The Greatest Novels of the Millennium: A Work in Progress
Recent Posts: Writing Notes
From today’s A.Word.A.Day: “solicitude” derives from the Latin word for whole (sollus). To be complete, one must care. Read more →