James Wood




Genres: Literary Fiction
 
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Hannah Versus the Tree (2018)
Leland de la Durantaye
"Hannah Versus the Tree is unlike anything I have ever read -- thriller, myth, dream, and poem combined. It tells the story of a terrible act of violence and a terrible act of revenge, but in ways that hardly resemble contemporary fiction. Sometimes I thought I Was reading the Chorus's part from a lost Greek tragedy, or perhaps an impossibly updated Beowulf. Written in an immaculate, lyrically charged, uncannily autonomous prose, this lovely novel is at once a modern story about money and politics and sexual violence, and an ancient fable of grievance and justice."
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Victory (2019)
James Lasdun
"James Lasdun seems to be one of the secret gardens of English writing...when we read him we know what language is for..."

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