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Shelter in Place by Alexander Maksik (Europa Editions, 2016)

I really enjoyed Alexander Maksik's debut novel, You Deserve Nothing, which was published by Europa Editions in 2011, and kept me reading into the early morning hours. I've been excited to check out Maksik's newest novel, Shelter in Place (also out from Europa Editions), which was just released this month. I picked up a copy at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Here's how it begins:

In the summer of 1991 my mother beat a man to death with a twenty-two ounce Estwing framing hammer and I fell in love with Tess Wolff.

Now, many years later, they have both disappeared and I am alone here on this pretty clearing in the woods.

Alone, save for the tar and the bird and the other thing, for which I have no name.

Posted by Eric Obenauf on 04 October, 2016 Alexander Maksik, Europa Editions, Shelter in Place | 0 comments
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