Late Summer is a quiet novel about loneliness, the universal human desire to be seen and felt, and the slow cost of isolation.
Stamm accomplishes something remarkable by giving the reader a story that’s simultaneously disorienting and comforting.
Édouard Louis’s latest is strong as a portrait of a family unable to communicate through anything but volatile, toxic outbursts.
At its best, History of Violence about the tension between desire and danger, between passion and destruction.
Vicuña is populated with characters even more thinly veiled than Gore Vidal’s were 60 years ago in The Best Man.