For The Week magazine, she named "six books that have changed her idea of 'what’s possible in fiction.'"
One title on her list:
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Random House, $15).Read about all six books on Meloy's list.
The nested, multiple narratives in Mitchell’s brilliant novel, each written in a different style—19th-century traveler’s journal, ’70s airport novel, sci-fi debriefing/celebrity interview—made me stop writing for a while, because I was so sure I couldn’t do that.
Related: In praise of David Mitchell.
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What is Maile Meloy reading?
The Page 69 Test: Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It.
The Page 99 Test: Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It.