Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Six top stories of sand & sea

Melissa Broder's new novel is The Pisces.

One of her six favorite stories of sand and sea, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

"Certainly he must be the strangest of all ... he who was musing on the strangeness of things here," writes Abe in this novel, a Sisyphean tale about a man held against his will at the bottom of a sand pit and put to work shoveling sand dunes that never stop rising. If this isn't life, what is?
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue