Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan
Wonderful, poignant experimental fiction. Each word entry paints a vivid and fully realized scene from a relationship, the story of which gets told though the alphabetized entries- and the novel format only adds to the strength of what could have been a very familiar plot. Phenomenal, just so well done. I would show this along with Leanne Shapton's Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry to show anyone the strength of nontraditional narratives.