THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN WHIMSY, A MANIFESTO: DISCUSS

The deepest purpose of reading and writing fiction is to sustain a sense of connectedness; to resist existential loneliness; and so a novel deserves a reader’s attention only as long as the author sustains the reader’s trust.

 – Jonathan Franzen, “William Gaddis: Mr Difficult”

Author: jenniferhodgson

Writer, editor, researcher

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