Hark at him: Lipsyte does it again with a modern classic

28th April, 2019

FICTION: Hark, By Sam Lipsyte, Granta, €16.45

In the opening pages of Sam Lipsyte’s fourth novel, there is a spectacular riff about what it’s like to be alive in the 21st century. The protagonist, Fraz, “knows younger types already fried, or brined, not just with drugs or booze, but merely from rising in the morning, moving about in their private biospheres of panic and decay [. . .] the stresses laced into the...

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