Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Neel Mukherjee's six favorite books

Neel Mukherjee's new novel is A State of Freedom.

One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald

The penultimate of this great writer's last four miraculous novels, Angels defies summary. Set at Cambridge University in the early 20th century, it is about the unsaid, the unseen, the unsayable; about the birth of quantum physics; about love; about reason versus the irrational — and all delivered in just over 160 pages.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Gate of Angels is among Sam Munson's eight must-read college novels and John Mullan's best angels in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue