Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Six powerful books about characters in impossible situations

Adam Johnson is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Orphan Master's Son and the newly released story story collection Fortune Smiles.

One of his six top books about characters in impossible situations, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

Lalami's novel revisits a doomed 16th-century Spanish expedition to America from the perspective of an African slave. The result is an alternative history that discovers what the real expedition did not: the humanity of all the victims of such a greedy endeavor.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue