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Jenny Davidson

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  • 9 years ago

    Edward P. Jones writes as God might, were He to publish fiction. Specifically, Jones mobilizes a relatively unusual verb tense to embed the future in the past, making every incident in his characters' lives simultaneously present to the stories' o...

  • 9 years ago

    The bewildering, incomprehensible power that drives the literary production of Joyce Carol Oates invites comparison to the immense hydroelectric phenomenon of Niagara Falls. A volume of unmatched intelligence, range, and imaginative grace, Uncenso...

  • 9 years ago

    "Miniature is always a more perfectly realized universe," says Toni Schlesinger to one of the apartment occupants in Five Flights Up, a mesmerizing collection of her weekly Shelter columns for the Voice, which she wrote from 1997 until this Februa...

  • 10 years ago

    A quest for the mortal remains of America's late great radical Tom Paine serves as pretext for Voice contributor Paul Collins's agreeably meandering volume of reflections on cultural memory and forgetfulness. "We forget all the time," begins one o...

  • 10 years ago

    The name Stephen King creates some expectations: angry telekinetic teenagers, zombie pets, homicidal motor vehicles. But not much happens in The Colorado Kid: Big-city journalist Hanratty comes to Moose-Lookit Island, Maine, in search of material ...

  • 10 years ago

    Call it pollution, call it enhancement, but genetic engineering is here to stay. Nobody stays neutral: Ramez Naam loves it, Pete Shanks hates it, and their books provide comically extreme elaborations of their respective positions. Don't be misled...