Sunday, March 04, 2007

Famous Writers School

Since I run the writers' group at the library (along with fellow writer Beth) I was curious about this one by Steven Carter. It's set up in the format of class correspondence, between the head of a "writers' school" and his students. I put that in quotes because the teacher is not exactly trustworthy. The plot unfolds curiously, recounting "true" tales from both the teacher and the students, as well as the metafictional story within a story from one of the students. It's a little difficult to follow, but well-written all around, with a satisfying yet open-ended resolution.


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