Golden State, Ben H. Winters (Mulholland Books 978-0-31650-541-3, $28.00, 336pp, hc) January 2019.
Ben H. Winters’s new novel the Golden State begins with a lovely bit of cognitive dissonance:
This is a novel. All the words of it are true.
Not only does this pronouncement wrong-foot the reader, echoing Orwell’s clocks striking 13 on a cold April day, but it also establishes a tension between fact and fiction that ...Read MoreRead more