BEN EHRENREICH (Weekly contributor whose first novel, The Suitors, will be published in April by Counterpoint)
Only one book this year had me laughing for a good half hour at the image of naked Joseph Goebbels, 400 pounds when emptied of entrails, bouncing down the steps of the Pyramid of the Sun. Leave room for multiple realities, yakuza-cholo warriors, a bad case of the Farmer John’s blues. Did I mention that Sesshu Foster can make words slice like an obsidian blade? His Atomik Aztex(City Lights) takes it.
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