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Four New Messages – Joshua Cohen tells tall tales but true about the internet. (book review)

Lisa Thatcher

Joshua Cohen is in serious danger of becoming one of my favorite contemporary writers. Are you allowed to say that about someone so rarely read? The answer is yes, because fortunately, there are people out there smart enough to publish him, and my current reading has led me to Graywolf Press‘ publication of his book of four short stories known as Four New Messages. A part of me is happy that he is not at the top of every best seller list, because like pop music of the 1980’s, I can claim him as my own, however, he really should be read by absolutely everyone, and therefore his works are of the kind that make you sorry folk are going in so heavy for genre fiction. But then, to those of you who read this post in the next few years or so, you should take advantage of…

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