Mortals , by Norman Rush. Alfred A. Knopf, 715 pages, $26.95.
To call Ray Finch, the protagonist of Mortals, “uxorious” is to understate the case. Here’s a guy who comes home from work to his wife of many years and muses: “It never changed for him, seeing her again after a day’s separation, or even Read More
It was early November, the rain was falling in sheets outside of Isabella’s on Columbus Avenue, and Miss Universe wasn’t happy. Mpule Kwelagobe, a quiet and regal 19-year-old from Botswana, was locked in a staring contest of sorts with the waiter, a guy with a grungy rock-and-roll beard, who was ribbing her for ordering a Read More