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J Robert Lennon

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J. Robert Lennon is the author seven novels, including Mailman, Familiar, and Happyland, and the story collections Pieces for the Left Hand and See You in Paradise. The latter will be published by Graywolf Press in November. He teaches writing at Cornell University.

Genres: General Fiction
J Robert Lennon recommends
Funeral Platter (2017)
Greg Ames
"Unhinged literary brilliance."
Severance (2018)
Ling Ma
"Ling Ma has given us a terrifyingly plausible vision of our collective future, one in which our comforts have become pathology and our habits death?and, in her protagonist, a hero who doesn’t know if she should be seeking salvation or oblivion. And yet, somehow, Severance could easily be the funniest book of the year. It’s a brilliant, deadpan novel of survival, in this world and in the precarious world to come."
The Third Hotel (2018)
Laura van den Berg
"Always vivid . . . There's no denying [van den Berg's] skill at rendering this material; her sentences, at their best, are extraordinarily lucid, lodging places and people indelibly in memory . . . Read [The Third Hotel] as the inscrutable future cult classic it probably is, and let yourself be carried along by its twisting, unsettling currents."
Costalegre (2019)
Courtney Maum
"An astounding literary feat,"
The Hotel Neversink (2019)
Adam O'Fallon Price
"An astounding literary feat."

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