For those of you who haven’t checked out the June 10, 2012 NYT Book Review, I feel compelled to share the cover page paragraph with you:
Willa Cather once wrote that “a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies.” By that measure, and any other, Richard Ford is doing his very best in his extraordinary new novel, Canada,…Here, Ford is clearly writing within the range and character of his deepest sympathies–in this case, from the point of view of an abandoned 15-year-old boy–and he’s doing it with a level of linguistic mastery that is rivaled by few, if any, in American letters today.
This review, written by highly acclaimed author Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog), salivates to the point of drooling. Please, Andre, wipe your chin. Continue reading