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No 361 Veronica by Mary Gaitskill

Veronica, Mary Gaitskill’s fourth novel is somewhat different to the taut style of her shorter fiction. An exploration of the interconnection between surface beauty and inner cruelty, it is a meandering and more thoughtful book, which moves across decades to tell the story of its narrator Alison. Once a former model, Alison is now in…

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Two memoirs for #DisabilityPrideMonth

July is #DisabilityPrideMonth which, dispiritingly but not unexpectedly, doesn’t get quite the attention in the media it deserves. To mark the month, I read two very different memoirs, both of which explore the experiences of living with life-changing and life-ending disabilities. Both are written from very different perspectives and in very different styles, but both…

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In A Strange Room by Damon Galgut: Book 4 of #20booksofsummer22

Damon Galgut’s In a Strange Room is difficult to categorise. Melding fiction, travel-writing, linked short stories and memoir, it is structurally fascinating and quietly powerful. The book is written in three sections of around 60 pages, which feature a self-contained story about a journey undertaken by the narrator, who, like the author, just happens to…

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