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October 08, 2010


hi there.

please forgive the detail-comb nature of this comment. and. the author's name is portrayed at least three different names in this review. one version is pictured on the cover of the book itself and two more appear in the text. and there certainly is something to be said of names with the agency to re-create themselves with each context: a bordered live-animation sequence that is something like the use of make-up, scarves, jewelry, a handheld fan.

I corrected the typos on the spelling of Lara Vapnyar's name that originally appeared in this piece. Thanks for the heads up!

Sounds like a delightful read...Love the article here.

just finished franzen. this sounds like a potential next move..

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