by Adam P., August 8, 2013 10:00 AM
Set in 1990, Necessary Errors follows Jacob Putnam through his first year after graduating from Harvard. While most of his friends continue their schooling immediately, Jacob spends the year far away from everyone he knows, teaching English in Prague. He spends time exploring the city, makes friends with other expats, and also frequents a gay bar where he falls in and out of love with two local men. This remarkable first novel made me reminisce about spending time abroad in my early 20s, and also reminded me to be my most authentic self, even if others may not always approve.