Thank You for Killing My Novel

Reviewers at the NY times have admitted their mistaken reading of Warren Wilson faculty member Patrick Somerville‘s novel This Bright River.  Patrick recently wrote about his experience for Salon:

Last Sunday night I spent a good five minutes lying facedown on my couch, my head pressed into the crack between our old tan cushions, my arms pinned awkwardly under my chest, emitting a sequence of guttural moaning noises as my wife silently read Janet Maslin’s newly posted New York Times review of my novel, “This Bright River,” and then – after some gasps and one very disconcerting, empathy-laden, “Oh no” – attempted to describe the review’s contents aloud. I’d only been able to read the headline...[Keep Reading]…

You can also read the article at The Atlantic Wire.



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