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Marc Tracy

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  • 7 years ago

    The 17 chapters in Antonio Muñoz Molina's epic 2001 novel Sepharad tell 17 different stories about the Holocaust, Stalin's reign, and the rest of the 20th century's totalitarian midnight, with each character seeming to symbolize millions of...

  • 8 years ago

    If trains, connoting the eternally expanding frontier, have long served as a potent symbol for our fair nation, then trainhopping represents an outlaw strain of the American dream. William T. Vollmann must know this, because in Riding Toward Every...

  • 8 years ago

    In the rough, intense De Niro's Game, debut novelist Rawi Hage's native Beirut circa 1982 is soaked in history. It remains the "concrete city that has no trees for Judas to hang from." Christians and Muslims engage in seemingly eternal war. "Ten t...