Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be? (2012)

2014-10-07T14:54:33-05:00

It seems perfect. Sheila Heti's How Should a Person Be? is not really a novel. And this is not really a review. It's a collection of my collisions with understanding. Opening sentence: "How should a person be?" Subtitle: A Novel from Life Off the page, there is an interview with Shelagh

Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be? (2012)2014-10-07T14:54:33-05:00

Aifric Campbell’s On the Floor (2012)

2014-03-17T15:44:49-05:00

This was one of the first Orange Prize nominees that I bought. Last year, two debut novels on the longlist made my personal shortlist. (Anna Peile's and Samantha Hunt's) Serpent's Tail, 2012 I had high hopes for this novel and, in many ways, I was rewarded for my

Aifric Campbell’s On the Floor (2012)2014-03-17T15:44:49-05:00

Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz (2011)

2020-07-30T14:25:24-05:00

If only the word 'waltz' appeared like a stain on the sheets -- this would be the perfect cover image. For now, Gina Moynihan stands back and looks at the bed that she and Seán Vallely shared, and it's a messy sight. Messy, but still fresh: you can see the indents

Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz (2011)2020-07-30T14:25:24-05:00

Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles (2011)

2014-03-17T13:51:01-05:00

Of course there are readers who gravitate towards fiction set in ancient times, with their battered Mary Renault and Robert Graves paperbacks, their beloved Rosemary Sutcliffe childhood favourites still lining their shelves. Harper Collins, 2012 But just as there were many readers who would never pick up a western but

Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles (2011)2014-03-17T13:51:01-05:00

Roopa Farooki’s The Flying Man (2012)

2014-03-15T20:12:14-05:00

Headline - Review, 2012 The Flying Man opens in 2012, in France; our hero is preparing to die, looking back on his life. He's in Biarritz, but wouldn't it sound better to say that he was in Paris? And wouldn't it sound better to say that he is

Roopa Farooki’s The Flying Man (2012)2014-03-15T20:12:14-05:00
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