Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Corruption on the Hudson

Sam Sacks gives a strong review of Chango's Beads in the Wall Street Journal:

Usually when a writer approaches the end of his career, a consensus forms around what should be considered his best work. But in the case of William Kennedy's nine novels, each has its own champions.

Now, at age 83, Mr. Kennedy has published the jazzy "Chang√≥'s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes," which blends historical upheaval—the Cuban Revolution and American race riots—and family strife. More.