Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli

A beautiful, lyrical, and quirky novella that explores creative identities and temporal and spatial literary horizons that first resembles fragmented modernistic discourse; then it acquires a post-modern flair, later magical realism of her Latin predecessors, and eventually a slightly absurdist Kafkaesque ending.

In a way, it does remind me of How to be both by Ali Smith; to be fair, the novella Faces in the Crowd is about the two authors who are writing about each other in several temporal planes; no wonder, the voices of two story-tellers echo each other in these two books


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