Cosas Que Leo #210: A CALLING FOR CHARLIE BARNES, Joshua Ferris

“Narcissism, justly lamented for doing so much damage, specially within the family unit, could also work miracles, as when a fundamentally apathetic collection of illiterates gets wind that they appear as characters in a book and transforms overnight into a bunch of rabbinical scholars. First Barbara, then Marcy, then Jerry, and now Rudy. Animals in the wild were more likely to read something I’d written prior to my turn toward the biographical, but now it appeared I’d never lack for readership”.

A calling for Charlie Barnes


Penguin / Viking 2021