NOVEL REVIEW: Best Books of 2017 by Jeff VanderMeer for THE MILLIONS

December 16, 2017

“Taking on all kinds of issues with regard to history and the marginalized, this deep and ultimately cathartic novel, replete with anchoring photographs by the author, chronicles the attempts of a midwife abandoned by her husband to establish a sanctuary for the downtrodden in a deserted plantation. This location, the secrets of the small town nearby, and the lives of those who seek sanctuary come together to create a powerful story about the damage of the past and the power of community. But, honestly, until you live within the intimacy of Wikswo’s prose, you can’t really understand A Long Curving Scar; it tends to defy summary.”

Read the full review by the legendary Jeff VanderMeer (the New Yorker’s “King of Weird Fiction”) in THE MILLIONS