Friday, December 04, 2015

Ten top 2015 novels by women that deserve more attention

At Literary Hub Bethanne Patrick tagged ten underrated 2015 novels by women, including:
The Suicide of Claire Bishop, Carmiel Banasky

I don’t often quote from other critics’ reviews, but Kirkus said this so well: “Come for the author’s gift with language, but don’t expect it to give you peace of mind.” Like Yuknavitch, Banasky works in experimental territory—but there the comparison stops. If Yuknavitch uses lots of media and pastiche, Banasky uses opacity and tentacles to get her points across about memory, loss, broken minds, and broken promises.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Suicide of Claire Bishop.

--Marshal Zeringue