Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 8, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

PEN/Faulkner Award Announced: “A Salubrious Shock”

Book Title: Preparation for the Next Life

Reviewer Madison Smartt Bell, describing this year’s winning novel, seems to think it will inform and enlighten readers, who think of the “members of our polymorphous underclasses… as statistics.”  The book will give those readers “a salubrious shock.”  Interesting! The book actually sounds great.  Madison Bell, I wonder who your friends are.  Or who you think might pick up this book. Here’s how the PEN/Faulkner …

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