Harrow: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) by Joy Williams - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984898807
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Published: Vintage - July 5th, 2022

Dystopian, off-kilter, delightfully strange. Attempting to capture the premise of this experimental novel would be a disservice to its many faces, but I'll try - here Williams imagines a future after the death of Earth, investigating a wide range of characters, including a ten-year-old judge, a teenager who may or may not have died as a infant, and a team of geriatric ecoterrorists. This book is death-haunted and often cruelly bleak in its take on our collective future, but Williams's bitter humor and masterful prose make it well worth the existential headache. ~ Reviewed by Gwyn Sise