New york review of books best of 2018
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By Katy Waldman. I am criminally behind on the books I want to read, and my job consists of reading books, so I can only imagine how most readers feel. Meanwhile, in , our politics further devolved into a baying theatre of horror. How do you read when the world is burning? To me, each of the titles below represents an energizing alternative to the ripped-apart illogic of our contemporary reality.
by Rebecca Makkai
It narrates the relationship between Alice, a book editor and aspiring writer in her mids, and Ezra Blazer, a brilliant, geriatric novelist who is partly modeled on Philip Roth. Read the review Read our profile of Lisa Halliday. Empathetic without being sentimental, her novel amply earned its place among the contenders for the Booker Prize and the National Book Award. Fiction Viking. Read the review. Slimani writes devastating character studies, and she also raises painful themes: the forbidden desires parents project onto their nannies, racial and class tensions.