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The Ask: A Novel (Paperback)

by Sam Lipsyte

Father's Day Books for Dads Who Actually Read 7

A certain kind of man views his bookshelves the way a leopard sees bleached bones on the veldt -- as evidence of past kills, the larger the better.

The Dark Quotient: On Victoria Redel and Destructive Characters 0

The issue of how adults in Redel's fiction respond to children has reemerged following the recent publication of her short story collection Make Me Do Things. The compulsion suggested by the title reflects the tendency of her characters to lurch toward problematic, even dangerous choices.

A Year in Reading: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh 1

Mr. Lipsyte has mastered the art of fusing, within one sentence, pathos and hilarity.

A Year in Reading: 2013 3

Another year of living, another year of reading. And, if you're like us, when you look back, you'll mark out the year in books.

Word Flu: Ben Marcus’ The Flame Alphabet 10

Marcus has managed to craft a story so disturbing that it’s best told with absolute clarity.

Tuesday New Release Day: Future, Foer, Food, Info, Boxing, Pym, Patterson, and More 2