A Different Kind of Bildungsroman
Andrew Sean Greer’s Less, the February California Book Club selection, offers out-of-the-ordinary epiphanies about self-knowledge.
Empathy at a Distance
Rabih Alameddine’s The Wrong End of the Telescope, the California Book Club selection for August, aims for an experience beyond ordinary fellow feeling.
Play and ‘The Argonauts’
In Maggie Nelson’s ninth book, experience described in terms of games and performance highlights that the self is always coming into being.