All the facial expressions in Richard Yates.
Windsor for the Derby, Against Love
Tao Lin, Richard YatesJoy Division, Still
Sufjan Stevens, All Delighted People
They did pull it out in Richard Yates. I'm not going to say it was the most enjoyable read, but man, it is drumhead tight. The perfect ending to this novel is the index. Here are the D's
dark chocolate 41
Delaware River 14, 16, 20, 71, 139
Dinova, Neva 20, 123
Dixon, Matt 82, 151-2
driver ant 69
Duane Reade 61, 83, 145
You could likely reverse engineer the novel from this index, so close is the narrative to the details. The entry for facial expressions reproduced crudely above is coldly poetic. I'm glad I read it and gladder to be finished. A more (or at least equally) complete review is forthcoming.
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