QUICK REVIEW: Mudwoman

Mudwoman Joyce Carol Oates Fourth Estate REVIEW BY: Karin Schimke Being inducted to the worlds of Oates’ stories is always a visceral experience of losing oneself. Meredith Neukirchen, president of an Ivy League university, finds her ethics and energy begin

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QUICK REVIEW: N-W

N-W Zadie Smith Hamish Hamilton REVIEW BY: Andries Samuel Four characters thread their way through time and north-west London, each embodied on the page via a different technique – sometimes feeling like nothing so much as the author’s own stream

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