The only troubling thing about Richard Prices excellent new novel, The Whites, is the curious use of a pseudonym, orin this casea quasi-one.
In her second novel, Visitation Street, author Ivy Pachoda stages an urban opera within the confines of a waterfront neighborhood in mid-aughts Brooklyn.
Full disclosure: I know, respectively, Carlos Dews and S.J. Rozanthe duo known as Sam Cabot, the nom de plume behind the new novel Blood of the Lamb. Carlos is an academic and an international authority on Carson McCullers; S.J. is an Edgar-winning author of Ghost Hero and twelve other novels.