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I Review Gina Frangello’s “A Life in Men”

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Frangello’s characters read James Michener, John Updike, Anaïs Nin and Joyce Carol Oates, especially Oates, whose famous open-ended short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is referred to in nearly every other chapter’s title: “Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been?” Like the reader of the Oates story who wonders what really happens to Connie after Arnold Friend picks her up, you wonder what really happened to Nix in Greece. The story of the Greek adventure unfolds in separate chapters throughout the book.

Click on the image below to read my review in the Sunday, April 6, edition of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Written by Joe Peschel

April 5th, 2014 at 12:24 pm