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Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview

Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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NW by Zadie Smith

Christopher A Bayerle, January 23, 2013

If you have read Zadie Smith's first two novels, this newest novel of hers may surprise you. A superb novelist, Smith attempts to develop a different sort of text with "NW," and she succeeds in building a novel still polished and finely crafted. She experiments with texture, with formal aspects of writing. She continues to investigate the dynamics of family: from the nuclear to the found families of a neighborhood, interconnected against the background of a location and culture in flux. There's a lot here, enough that I feel like I want to re-read this novel, that there's more to discover. And perhaps that's the mark of really great literature: the reader wants to return to it.
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