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Archive for November 11th, 2020

Danielle Evans’s The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories

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Often her protagonists aren’t readily likable—they have good intentions and do or try to do mostly good things, but they are flawed. It’s the aim of Evans’s writing to create characters that are as flawed and sometimes as unsavory as the typical human being—if there is such a thing. Other characters don’t realize just how defective they are.


You can read my review of Danielle Evans’s The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories in The Brooklyn Rail by clicking the image below.

You can buy Danielle Evans’s The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories at Barnes & Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

November 11th, 2020 at 4:09 pm

Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind

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But racism is only a part of the tension. Amanda has gotten incomplete news alerts on her phone about a blackout, and soon, cell phone reception is down completely. WiFi doesn’t work. There’s still electricity to charge a phone, but to what purpose? Later, they hear a noise “so loud that it was almost a physical presence, so sudden because of course there was no precedent.

You can read my review of Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind
in The Brooklyn Rail by clicking the image below.

 

You can buy Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind at Barnes & Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

November 11th, 2020 at 3:36 pm