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Tara Tobler

TARA TOBLER is a freelance writer, a reviewer, and a fiction editor at And Other Stories. She lives in the U.K.

The Deadling Memo

Helen Phillips’s The Beautiful Bureaucrat may not be the only novel this season to exhibit a certain amount of nausée in the face of big data—Louisa Hall’s Speak is one, and Franzen’s Purity looms large as another—but it is, to my knowledge, the only such novel to feature on its cover an enormous pomegranate.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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