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Anne Margaret Daniel

ANNE MARGARET DANIEL teaches literature at The New School and at Bard College. Having recently finished writing a novel, she is currently working on a book about F. Scott Fitzgerald. More at www.annemargaretdaniel.com.

A General Strangeness

Elizabeth Eslami’s Hibernate is a slim, yet nowise slight, volume of 11 stories about America. Perhaps “about” is not quite the right preposition: Eslami’s collection spins tales of an old, weird America of past centuries, as well as circling and entering the even stranger America of today, and of tomorrow. To say the stories are rooted in America is understatement: Wherever her Americans have come from, initially, they are all on native ground by the time she is done with them, for better or worse.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2019

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