Victor LaValle: Lone Women (2023, Random House Publishing Group) 4 stars

Blue skies, empty land—and enough wide-open space to hide a horrifying secret. A woman with …

This was…. Just not very enjoyable to me. It smacks of Twitter-era representation lit. What metaphor is there is heavy-handed, there are scenes and motifs that make no sense to the story and add nothing to the story’s depth. It’s a set of confusing decisions which underlay a plot so linear and simple that it leaves no sense of wonder or anticipation.

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