The Year of Endless Sorrows by Adam Rapp
Reviewed by Jill Owens
"Adam Rapp has written several award-winning plays, as well as a slew of young adult novels. He is also the writer and director of Winter Passing, a funny, odd, low-key movie that is surprisingly moving. From The Year of Endless Sorrows, Rapp's new novel, I wouldn't have pegged him for a playwright or screenwriter, if I didn't know his history. (I didn't know it, in fact, until after I read the book.) His prose is too rich ? gleeful, even ? with its own power and intelligence in nailing down the world. But there is something cinematic in the pacing ? a punchiness to the dialogue, the frighteningly seamless way circumstantial events can spiral out of control ? that, when combined with Rapp's humor and language skills, creates a delightful and disturbing portrait of the absurd years of post-college, pre-money life in a city...." Read the entire Powells.com review.