What was the most helpful reading you did this semester?
I’d have to say The Paperboy, the novel I mentioned in a previous post, because Dexter’s short little sections, which often feel like flash to me. This form really resonated with me. Also his dual-protagonist structure (the narrator focusing on another character’s story) is something I recognize in a lot of my favorite books, including A Summons to Memphis and To Kill a Mockingbird.
I also read Robert Olen Butler’s From Where You Dream, and loved his sections/points on cinematography and yearning.