The Voice Recommends: Seven Days in Rio
In Francis Levys rather hilarious new novel Seven Days in Rio, an American C.P.A. named Kenny Cantor goes on vacation in Rio de Janeiro to indulge his life-long love of the sex trade. But in Levys phantasmagorical satire, Rio is a place where virtually every woman is a prostitute, or as Kenny likes to call them, a Tiffany. Levy follows Kennys misadventures in this comically exaggerated world, exploits that also manage to serve up a withering satire of Lacanian psychology (among other schools o shrinkage). Maybe the funniest American novel since Sam Lipsytes The Ask.
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