Pavone's new novel is The Accident.
One of five books that changed him, as shared with the Sydney Morning Herald:
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest HemingwayRead about another book on the list.
Sometimes a passage about a barge in a river is just a description of a barge in a river; sometimes it's much more. Closely reading Hemingway opened my eyes to the immense pleasures of very careful reading of very careful writing. I think Hemingway was the most deliberate of prose stylists, draping layers of metaphor and meaning over everything. The books are fine to read cursorily. But if you slow down and savour every sentence, they become extraordinary.
The Sun Also Rises is on Sara Jonsson's list of seven of the best literary treatments of envy, Simon Akam's top ten list of the most attractive women in literature and John Mullan's list of 10 of the best taxis in literature. It came in at #6 on the American Book Review list of the 100 best last lines from novels; it is a book that Andre Dubus III frequently returns to.
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