Marcy loves this Joy Williams novel, but I threw it away after 200 pages. Way too many characters — some of which are pretty interesting — but the last shreds of plot seemed to disappear a long time ago, and instead there’s constant harping on animals and death, both of which are pretty interesting but didn’t nourish me enough to keep reading. Once the “action” focussed on a nursing home, it lost me altogether.
Welcome to my site — I'm glad you're here. I’m a writer, editor, translator, traveler, web designer, photographer, critic, storytelling consultant, and social entrepreneur. I’ve published two novels and a book of film criticism, launched Germany's first online literary journal, founded the writers' community Fictionaut, and started West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English. I've lived in New York City, New Orleans, Mississippi, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Dominican Republic, and currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin.