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.