"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty
It’s another rainy day here in central Virginia, another in a line of nearly two weeks. The Japanese have more than fifty words for rain, and there are 140 more at this link in a great op-ed from the times.