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Two Troubled People = Explosive Chemistry

Along the way to Preparation for the Next Life's dramatic conclusion, there's a good deal of lovely, Nabokovian-like descriptive writing.

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Tyrant Books

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Matthew Thomas Tackles Dementia in His Ambitious First Novel, 'We Are Not Ourselves'

At one point, Thomas gave up his teaching job because the desire to finish his writing had outweighed the desire to achieve financial security. Such passion is evident in the pages of his novel.

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I've Never Read a P. D. James Novel That I Didn't Like

James offers you an opportunity to get to know each of the suspects in full before the murderer's identity is revealed. And so you feel a kind of intense shock at the climax of a novel.

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A Wealth of Disturbing Knowledge Awaits You in 'Flings'

It's rare to find a fresh new voice writing strong realistic fiction about life as it is lived today in America. Justin Taylor's stories will astound you.

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'Brood' May Keep You Up at Night

Brood serves up a richly imagined, hideous, surprising world.

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'The Mad and the Bad' Is One Helluva Ride

You'll want to investigate some of Jean-Patrick Manchette's zany work before the Colin Firth and Sean Penn "Manchette adaptations" hit the big screen.

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'Fourth of July Creek' Doesn't Live up to Its Janet Maslin Review

This story carries a huge load of ambition, and carries it with intermittent grace and conviction, but its doesn't carry the children well.

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NYRB Classics

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Amy Bloom's 'Lucky Us' Tells the Tale of (Several) American Hustles

Nothing is quite what it seems to be in Lucky Us, a story of survival in '40s-era America.


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