David Varno is the ﬁction reviews editor at Publishers Weekly and a freelance critic.
Other Press, 2020. $17.99, 432 pages. FIRST PUBLISHED in France in 2018, the year of the gilets jaunes protests, Mathieu’s Prix Goncourt–winning novel captures the restless energy of dejected teenage Continue reading
Grove Atlantic, 2019. $27, 384 pages. Many characters populate Del Amo’s arresting saga of the toll taken by incest, autism, Catholic shame, and war on four generations of pig farmers, but Continue reading