Michelle Huneven

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  • 9 years ago | Books

    As she established in her erotic thriller, In the Cut, Susanna Moore is not afraid of dark places. Her style is a kind of haute sensationalism; taut, perfectly pitched sentences coupled with an uncanny eye for the goriest detail, the most telling,...

  • 9 years ago | Books

    Recommending novels is a fool’s errand and giving them as gifts is greater folly yet. To this day, my sister assails me for suggesting Norman Rush’s Mating in 1996, and I’ve altogether stopped proposing any of Penelope Fitzgerald...

  • 9 years ago | Books

    Claire Messud’s three works of fiction (two novels and one book of two novellas) have attracted the praise of critics and the attention of countless awards committees. She has twice been nominated for a PEN Faulkner Award, once for a Nationa...

  • 10 years ago | Lists

    MICHELLE HUNEVEN (author of the novels Jamesland and Round Rock) I read somewhere that Haruki Murakami swims several hours a day to train for his writing — and, indeed, his remarkable last novel, Kafka on the Shore(Vintage), is like an exhil...

  • 10 years ago | Books

    The narrator of Yannick Murphy’s second novel, Here They Come, is a nameless, frightfully observant 13-year-old girl who lives with her hard-drinking mother, two sisters and suicidal brother in a tenement apartment in Manhattan in the 1970s....


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