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H back in her student activist days is taking advantage of a young woman who's been introducing him at rallies When the young woman ends up dead Lena revisits her own fraught history with the senator and the violent incident that ended their relationshipWhy didn't Lena speak up then and will her family's support of the. This is one of the most exhilarating novels I ve read in ages It s an astonishingly perfect mosaic intricate gorgeous on the topic of corruption which feels both timely and timeless It forms the most complete picture I ve ever read of this subject providing the reader with direct access into the minds of would be revolutionaries washed up revolutionaries those with good intentions and those without those who ve lost their way sexy egomaniacs blundering outsiders and many It s a uick read that reverberates long after you put it down It is BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN with the deftness of a playwright the sensitivity of a translator the fine touch of a poet and the skill of a born storyteller At the sight of Lena emerging from the bookstore Oscar nearly dropped his biscuits The day was not uite as stingy with its light today A few sunbeams punctured the thinning clouds which he hoped was the reason Lena was suinting so intently and not because she was debating whether to acknowledge him After her release from the valley s rehab center she had assumed that her stay with the newly returned Lena would last a few months at most Yet somehow a year had gone by as uiet and green as the fields of the valley and she was still playing grandma in the afternoons still smoking with Lena in the evenings on the porch watching the light sift through the trees At breakfast they took turns being the ornery one at the table It was the rare morning now that Olga even considered a joint while still in bed There was really no predicting where or when the least lonely years of one s adult life might begin Oscar closed the door to his daughter s room and crept toward the living room thinking of the tigers they d seen the previous weekend at the zoo the irrelevance of their stealth moving toward nothing but the bars at the opposite end of their single tree seven rock savannah He always felt far freer in his first seconds creeping toward the sofa than he did when he reached it just to sprawl there reading headlines on his phone like some animal slumbering with its eyes open I couldn t recommend this book highly enough Packed with real wisdom and brutal honestly and heartwarming tenderness THOSE WHO KNEW will no doubt prove the best American novel of 2018

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Those Who Knew

Former regime still impact her credibility What if her hunch about this young woman's death is wrongWhat follows is a riveting exploration of the cost of staying silent and the mixed rewards of speaking up in a profoundly divided country Those Who Knew confirms Novey's place as an essential new voice in American fiction. I consider myself very very lucky that I got to read an early copy of this highly anticipated book I loved Ways to Disappear Novey s second novel enchanted in a different way it made me ponder what we let people get away with and why Political and poetic

Idra Novey ✓ 8 Summary

From the award winning author of Ways to Disappear a taut timely novel about what a powerful politician thinks he can get away with and the group of misfits who finally bring him downOn an unnamed island country ten years after the collapse of a US supported regime Lena suspects the powerful senator she was involved wit. While I appreciated this novel s ambition and stylistic difficulty the non linear telling the slipping identities the political plot the elision of place names and the setting in an unnamed Latin American ish island nation I can t say I actually liked the book I actually don t understand what it was about which is to say it was about many things but I have trouble integrating the ideas So I m surprised at the novel s recent publicity that seems to center on the bad man storyline it has been called the definitive MeToo novel I suspect the readers of that Entertainment Weekly article are going to find themselves bewildered when they attempt to read this For me it veered off in so many directions tangents that were never explored and never uite cohered It may be an issue of style I recall being a little nonplussed while reading Novey s similarly stylized novel Ways to Disappear a couple years ago


10 thoughts on “Those Who Knew

  1. says:

    ‘ How did she stay true to the voices in her head as they led her into the fire?’Abuse of power comes in many forms and from many faces It’s easy to recognize it in the actions of your opponents but trickier to swallow when it

  2. says:

    Those Who Knew is one of the most timely on point works of fiction for this eraWith the opening pages of Idra Novey’s sopho novel Those Who Knew you will be hooked into the story of politics intrigue masculine a

  3. says:

    While I appreciated this novel's ambition and stylistic difficulty the non linear telling the slipping identities the political plot the elision of place names and the setting in an unnamed Latin American ish island nation I can't say I actually liked the book I actually don't understand what it was about which is to say it was about many

  4. says:

    This is one of the most exhilarating novels I’ve read in ages It’s an astonishingly perfect mosaic—intricate gorgeous—on the topic of corruption which feels both timely and timeless It forms the most comp

  5. says:

    25 rounded upFor much of Novey's sopho novel I was intrigued and reading uickly to find out how all the myriad a

  6. says:

    Such a brilliant book of our now Politics plus figurative and literal political ghosts connect or ensnaring the lives of an expertly rendered cast of characters The result is as enraging as it is inspiring Between this novel and WAY

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    Idra Novey can write Her prose is beautiful and she plays with stylistic elements to create a wholly uniue reading experience Unfortunately I closed the cover on this nuanced work feeling somewhat confused I got itI think but there was a lot going on not all of which was clear to me I blame me 3 stars

  8. says:

    I consider myself very very lucky that I got to read an early copy of this highly anticipated book I loved Ways to Disappear Novey's second novel enchanted in a different way it made me ponder what we let people get away wi

  9. says:

    5 out of 5So very much my kind of novel I loved what Novey did with the structure dropping in scenes from plays and clippings from newspapers and I loved the content of the novel itself a propulsive look at toxic masculinity in politics at American intervention in Latin America at the scars we leave behind us that we might not even

  10. says:

    Let me begin with my ending Idra Novey's Those Who Knew is beautiful classically shaped compulsively readable an all too re