Posts by: Sarah Marshall

The Listeners, By Leni Zumas

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Reading Leni Zumas’ debut novel The Listeners puts one in mind of the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919. Not because the novel is messy—it isn’t—but because it contains the same rare combination of death, absurdity, and beauty, and a tempo slow enough to allow the reader full appreciation of all three. And, like the Molasses […]

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