In his ambitious, funny, and provocative debut novel Hicks probes Nordic folktales, the history of political unrest in the second half of the 20th century, and the impacts of social media and video games on the psyches (and empathy) of modern Americans.
Hill has the knack for writing characters readers feel like we’ve known our entire lives, and his dialog is funny, wise, and alive.
Be prepared to suck in your breath, to laugh helplessly, and to lose yourself in brilliant commentary (in the guise of an engaging novel) about the state of today’s world.
Smee writes with a vividness that places you in the studio with these extraordinary artists and their inspiring relationships. Smee’s writing is compelling – rich with intelligence and understanding.
This provocative and informative book sheds light on the complexities of competition, inspiration, and daring ambition.