Monday, October 2, 2017

The Answers

Questions. Spoiler alert on Catherine Lacey’s novel titled, The Answers: there are no answers. While not providing answers, Lacey does help with sorting out the important questions. Literary novels can help readers think about how we live in the world, and this satiric novel demands a lot of complicated thinking about that question. Protagonist Mary Parsons is sick and broke. A friend steers her to healing for her sickness, but the therapy comes with a high cost. The second job that Mary finds to keep her healthy leads her and readers down a rabbit hole of issues relating to identity and intimacy during a time of big data and income disparity. Lacey’s prose can shimmer and readers who enjoy finely written literary fiction that requires patience and attention are those most likely to appreciate this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Answers from

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