Poor People by William T. Vollmann
Reviewed by Ryan D'Agostino
"Here is one thing you should know about William Vollmann: Esquire once hired him to write a story about the Khmer Rouge, but he blew off the assignment and went whoring across southeast Asia instead. (We published it anyway.) Here is another thing: Four years ago, he released a seven-volume manifesto (3,352 pages) on the subject of violence, which was his 13th book. Number 14, the novel Europe Central, won the National Book Award in 2005...." Read the entire Esquire Review.