Monday, March 12, 2018

Jesse Ball's 6 favorite books

Jesse Ball's latest novel, Census, is a fable about the travels of a father and an adult son with Down syndrome. One of the author's six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam

Arudpragasam's elegant debut novel takes place in a refugee camp being rained with bombs. The book's great power, though, lies in the author's awareness of the meaning embedded in simple things. There is no need to search for what is marvelous in the sensational; the marvelous is already present.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue