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First novel choice: the American connection

Merritt Tierce, Sunil Yapa, Ali Eskandarian, Austin Duffy and Paraic O’Donnell take us from the hippy streets of Seattle to the squalid lofts of Brooklyn

12 March 2016

9:00 AM

12 March 2016

9:00 AM

At the beginning of this year I underwent a complete literary detox: an absolute, cold-turkey abstention from cutting-edge fiction of every stripe. I subsisted on police procedurals and grown-up Ladybird books, and watched a lot of TV. It was tough, but you’ve got to defrag the old hard drive once in a while.

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