Did you remember that this May marks the 400th anniversary of Jamestown? Neither did we. The story of America’s first English settlement has provided plenty of modern entertainment — from Disney’s animated Pocahontas (Mel Gibson as the voice of John Smith!) to Terrence Malick’s The New World, starring Colin Farrell’s long, scraggly hair. Now, happily, we have Matthew Sharpe’s new novel, Jamestown, an entertainingly warped reimagining of the founding of America.
The story takes place in a nebulous future, where the world has apparently crumbled into a dystopia; Manhattan and Brooklyn are at war,
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