Gary Amdahl’s full-throated defense of the novel as a means by which we might second- handedly engage not only “nothing that is not there but also the nothing that is.” Amdahl’s energetic style, his restless interrogation of criticism today, and his willingness to break, burn, blow, and make language his own, create an affirmation of literature in the 21st century.
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“Amdahl is one whose gifts are staggering and hard won. . . . Camus comes to mind, thought with great muscle.” –Barry Hannah