The American: For Italy & the World
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The End of Faith
By Marc Alan Di Martino
Swiss novelists Peter Stamm, most at ease with uneasy peace, creates characters to suit that mood.
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's brilliant stories eviscerate families seeking Communist-era roofs.
Aleksandar Hemon's poignant memoir falters when family tragedy becomes its focus.
Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer endures as a detective ahead of his time.
Ben Lerner's 2011 debut set a fine tone for postmodern irony, but it grows repetitive.