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“After reading Ruth Ozeki’s fabulous A Tale for the Time Being, I asked her for a book recommendation. As a result, I’m currently reading Chang-rae Lee’s A Gesture Life. (I have this idea that I can play a sort of game of telephone with my reading; that next I’ll manage somehow to get a recommendation from Lee and so on.) A Gesture Life produces an instantaneous but increasing sense of unease for the reader as it moves from surface to depth, from the performance of a life to the history hidden in that performance. Sometimes I am afraid to keep going, but it is impossible to put down. A beautiful, beautiful book.”

Karen Jay Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club

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    “I just finished Claire DeWitt and The City of the Dead by Sara Gran, which I love, love, loved. It’s a mystery set in New Orleans shortly after the storm and solved by girl detective, Claire DeWitt, who applies her special method of detection which is pretty much based on yoga and Buddhism combined with the altered mind states of drugs, drink, dreams and growing up in Brooklyn.”

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