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Sarah Moss’s Summerwater subverts expectations

Summerwater re-examines some of the diverse themes of Moss’s other novels in just over 200 pages

By Catherine Taylor  

In a time of unrest and pandemic novelists are, if a slew of recent articles are to be believed, either gleefully priming their keyboards, cursing at finding themselves too deep into their current manuscript to change direction—or simply despairing. Who will write the definitive work for these “unprecedented times”? One that looks to the past while reconfiguring the future? The consensus is that a…

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