In my most recent “Year in Reading” post, I mentioned Joseph McElroy’s Women and Men, a 1200-page novel it took me six weeks to consume and six months to digest. A somewhat longer, though still woefully inadequate, consideration appears today at The Los Angeles Times’ Jacket Copy blog, as part of “Postmodernism Month.” If you are like me one of those odd readers for whom the conjunction of the phrases “1200-page” and “Postmodernism” whets your appetite, pop on over to Jacket Copy and check it out.
Garth Risk Hallberg is contributing editor for The Millions and the author of A Field Guide to the North American Family, a novella. His stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Prairie Schooner, New York Magazine, Glimmer Train, and Best New American Voices 2008. His first novel, City on Fire, will be published by Knopf in Fall 2015. He lives in Brooklyn.
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