Matthew Battles on Centuries of June

Matthew Battles reviews Centuries of June: A Novel at The Barnes & Noble Review and offers what feels a little like a backhanded compliment: Donohue manages the dream logic well, modulating registers from one mystery muse to the next with mostly-subtle shifts in dialect and voice. When the key to the puzzle finally is disclosed, however, the answer is an obvious one, and a bit of a new-age, pop-psych let-down, lacking the intellectual crackle of Borges and the tooth-gnashing comedy of ...

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