The 5 Best Novels of Summer 2013 (Chosen by Karen Russell)
Five flights of fancy recommended by a writer who knows a thing or two about literary pyrotechnics.
June 17, 2013
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It takes you back in time to 19th-century North Adams, Massachusetts, where a group of Chinese laborers have been brought in to become unwitting strikebreakers.
All Decent Animals
The novel is set in Trinidad, amid the circus-like world of Carnival.
Sarah is a California painter who's come east for a retreat she hopes will revive her artistic passion.
The book asks: When is it wise to be a fool for something?
Note to Self
Simone's is a wisecracking, mordantly observant, wide-awake voice.
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