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by Lionel Shriver
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"I am in love with the gorgeous, elastic, leaping human brain that shuffles and connects disparate pieces of the world into a coherent story."
At 8,400 words strong and encompassing 81 titles, this is the only 2012 book preview you will ever need.
Dana Spiotta is like Don DeLillo with a vagina, and, wow, that vagina makes all the difference.
People's protective urges extend beyond the body of the mother-to-be, and into her reading life. If literature is clogged with unhappy marriages, it's certainly also darkened with dead babies and the complex melancholy of mothers.
With her new novel, So Much for That, Lionel Shriver strengthens her already credible claim to the title of best living American writer. That’s okay. We were the same way with Faulkner and Poe. Nothing’s more American than not quite recognizing some of our most accomplished artists.