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  • Writer's pictureCharles Arrowsmith

Review: Raised in Captivity by Chuck Klosterman (Washington Post)

“[T]he American writer in the middle of the twentieth century has his hands full in trying to understand, describe, and then make credible much of American reality,” wrote Philip Roth in 1961. “The actuality is continually outdoing our talents.” Nearly 60 years later, Chuck Klosterman is faced with an even steeper task, but in his latest book, the short story collection 'Raised in Captivity,' he beats no retreat. Rather, he paints incredible alternate realities through which he can explore, obliquely, what it means to be alive today."

For my full review of Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction (Penguin Press, 2019), by Chuck Klosterman, visit The Washington Post.

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