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Ottessa Moshfegh
Knife Fight and Other Struggles
David Nickle
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Andrew Solomon
The Good Lord Bird
James McBride
Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie
Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More (New Edition)
Derek Bok
Dissident Gardens
Jonathan Lethem
Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s
Kim Newman
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
James Gleick
Complete Novels
Dashiell Hammett, Steven Marcus

Getting Past Coetzee

Getting Past Coetzee - Hedley Twidle A solid if slight essay about loving an author who thrives in the oblique but is embraced (now) by the academy. Twidle crystallizes some of the paradoxes, parodies some of the somber Import, reveals and criticizes and collages.

For the fan more than the newbie. For those unfamiliar with Coetzee, hey what: read him.