Crooked Hallelujah is a splendid debut, its intricately structured narrative following four generations of a matriarchal family from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Jack Taylor’s world is very much our world and his despair is our despair.
Summer Cannibals’ main virtue is its keen transmission of psychological warfare in families.
Jack Taylor is a Beckettian character on the skids; he can’t go on, and yet he goes on.
Roxane Gay is a bold writer of impressive range who experiments with magic realism, dystopia, and fantasy.
This is a book about “survivor’s guilt,” and also about the terrible loneliness that comes of losing so many whom you love.