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The Shortlist: Fiction in Translation

Author: Alison McCulloch
Newspaper, blog or website: New York Times Book Review
Date: Feb 19 2017
URL: http://nyti.ms/2lJhcNb

"This book won't be shelved among 'dull novels' frequently excoriated by Liborio, who is reading his way through the bookstore and has strong opinions about literature — opinions that one suspects hew closely to those of his creator. Those dull books 'were fettered by the superficial task of effectuating sentence after sentence, soulless, lifeless, simply tossing out pretty words right and left. That's how I imagined writers thread their novels together, wormy, airless, disemvoweled.'"

Read full review the February 19th edition of the New York Review of Books.