Monday, April 15, 2019

Six books that overturn conventions

Susan Choi's new novel is Trust Exercise.

At The Week magazine she tagged six favorite books that overturn conventions, including:
The Keep by Jennifer Egan (2006).

Egan's ­dazzling third novel presents two cousins whose hair-raisingly awful relationship extends back to a shocking incident in childhood and forward to a wacky scheme involving an Eastern European castle. Once she has you captivated by this deadly duo, Egan cheerfully blows up the fourth wall. This is a book as moving as it is ingenious.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue