LIT PICK: CLEANNESS BY GARTH GREENWELL

03/30/2020 - 9:33am

Cleanness

By Garth Greenwell

Published by Macmillan

 

In nine powerful episodes set in Sofia, Bulgaria, a queer American teacher confronts love and loss in search of his identity.

 Both highly polarizing and critically acclaimed (the New York Review of Books hailed it as ‘an instant classic”), Greenwell’s second novel picks up the setting and themes of his debut, only to push them further into focus, mirroring the narrator's acceptance of his sexual past in an increasingly intolerant and unstable present. 

 While recalling Edmund White, Jean Genet, and James Baldwin, Greenwell tackles power, masculinity and desire in a precise and elegant style that is all his own. 

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