Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Six notable family gatherings from literature

Julie Myerson is an English author and critic. At the Guardian she tagged six favorite family gatherings from literature, including:
“A wedding!” Two words that form the memorable start to Jonathan Dee’s sublimely dark novel of family dysfunction, The Privileges. In a breathtakingly sustained, real-time opening chapter, Dee gives us a minute-by-minute account as friends and splintered families gather for the “big schmaltzy wedding” of a wealthy and beautiful young couple. Wryly done and unforgettable.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue