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In his new novel, Paul Auster manages to conjoin gimmickry and genius, as readers find their perspective radically altered by a detail unveiled at the end.

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John Irving, now 73, asks in his 14th novel how a child becomes an adult storyteller, amid outrageous calamities somewhere between coincidence and fate.

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The stories in Adam Johnson’s new collection are all set in an uncanny world you recognize but don't. From ravaged American cities to abandoned torture chambers, each one is a miniature demonstration of why Johnson won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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A new novel takes its place in the line of powerful works about young men and war, and recognizes the courage of those in war's aftermath, who are left to pick up the pieces.

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"I, a lover of cinema, destroyed the films -- in nothing more than a shitty little garbage can, which is funny considering the can had no idea that its insides were being burned and scalded by the likes of Lynch and Antonioni and Deren and Jodorowsky.""I, a lover of cinema, destroyed the films—in nothing more than a shitty little garbage can, which is funny considering the can had no idea that its insides were being burned and scalded by the likes of Lynch and Antonioni and Deren and Jodorowsky."

For at least a decade, Americans have been living in the shadow of war and yet, except in pop fiction of the Tom Clancy variety (where, in the end, we always win), there’s remarkably little evidence of it.

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