Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Seven top epistolary novels

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Joel Cunningham tagged seven notable epistolary novels, including:
The Ghost Apple by Aaron Thier

The Ghost Apple pieces together the puzzling history of Tripoli College in New England and its sister location on a remote Caribbean island, using old journal entries, transcribed slave narratives, tourism brochures, blog posts, and the college’s course catalogues. This centuries-spanning satire explores issues both contemporary (struggling financially, the college enters into an unfortunate partnership with an omnipressive corporation that turns the students into lab rats for new dietary additives) and universal (a century after the end of slavery in the Caribbean, and some things still haven’t changed).
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Ghost Apple.

--Marshal Zeringue