Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 book 57

Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation
I hadn't heard of this before seeing it mentioned in the Tournament of Books commentary the other day, but I'm so glad I did--it's excellent. It's sort of the portrait of a marriage, of a family, of being a writer--sort of stream of consciousness style. Well, I don't know, trying to describe it would just have me talking in circles, but it's really beautiful prose. A short but powerful novel, the kind of thing I'd like to see more of. A/A-.

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