Friday, February 23, 2018

Off the Shelf

February 21, 2018
Kim van Alkemade


Travel Back to Old New York in this Spectacular Novel

Back in grad school, I loved reading Daniel Defoe’s novel MOLL FLANDERS. Moll was a scrappy survivor and an utterly unreliable narrator. Her story was full of fortune and misadventure, and her journey through old England to the shores of colonial America gave me the kind of imaginative experience of an era that only fiction can offer. I thought a lot about MOLL FLANDERS as I dove into Francis Spufford’s GOLDEN HILL.

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