Jhumpa Lahiri

2013 TOP TEN FICTION

2013 TOP TEN FICTION

1. The Flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner (Scribner) Young woman moves to New York to make it as an artist, falls in with an older lover/mentor, becomes entangled in ’70s radicalism—pulled from their context, the plot threads of Rachel Kushner’s novel scan like an intellectual potboiler. Submerged in her coolly observant prose, however, they limn a beguiling exploration of identity, art, and class that still manages to rattle the lid a little. (Lee Gardner)

2. I Want to Show You More, by Jamie Quatro (Grove) Tied together by the recurring motif of an almost-adulterous wife, Quatro’s collection highlights the...

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