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Call Me Harry: Book Review “The Whites”

By October 5, 2015 one comment Permalink

The only troubling thing about Richard Price’s excellent new novel, The Whites, is the curious use of a pseudonym, or—in this case—a quasi-one. The Whites is officially credited to “Richard Price Writing as Harry Brandt.” There’s a public explanation, of sorts, about this absurdity, and it involves an attempt by Price to write a different…

Visitation Street

By November 5, 2013 no comments Permalink

Ivy Pochoda Visitation Street Dennis Lehane Books/Ecco, 2013 In her second novel, Visitation Street, author Ivy Pachoda stages an urban opera within the confines of a waterfront neighborhood in mid-aughts Brooklyn. Combining elements of suspense, mystery, and character-driven literary fiction Pachoda offers the reader something original and grand. It’s reminiscent of jazz. Or gumbo. And…

In Conversation: Sam Cabot with Andrew Cotto

Full disclosure: I know, respectively, Carlos Dews and S.J. Rozan—the duo known as Sam Cabot, the nom de plume behind the new novel Blood of the Lamb. Carlos is an academic and an international authority on Carson McCullers; S.J. is an Edgar-winning author of Ghost Hero and twelve other novels. I met Carlos early in…