A Whole Host of Western Woes


True, a marital murder-suicide does take place on the way, but it’s an act of calculated altruism, done for the good of the group.

For the New Yorker, Alexandra Schwartz reviews Lionel Shriver’s twelfth novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047.

Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →