Lessons Not Learned


At HTML Giant, our own essays editor Roxane Gay celebrates unlikable characters as she reviews December Rumpus Book Club selection, Sara Levine’s Treasure Island!!!.

“Sometimes, I get tired of redemption. I don’t always want to know the moral of the story. In Treasure Island!!!, Levine richly indulges that desire to appreciate a wholly unlikable narrator who is nonetheless likable. Levine makes you love her all the more for doing it.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →