Monday, December 6, 2021
Our Country Friends
Colony. Fans of literary fiction have a feast waiting in the form of Gary Shteyngart’s novel titled, Our Country Friends. The ingredients involve the backdrop of the pandemic, a rural setting in the Hudson River Valley, a cast of eight eclectic characters, all shaken and stirred as they gather for six months of close living. We enjoy the funny and sad, the sweet and sour side by side. Perhaps it is too soon to stand back from our pandemic isolation and precautions to revisit our recent experience, but Shteyngart’s fine writing offsets any concerns about a topic that’s still raw and fresh. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Our Country Friends from amazon.com.