Nov 20, 2022
Anna and Annie discuss the court blocking the acquisition by Penguin Random House of Simon & Schuster.
Our book of the week is The Trees by Percival Everett. This novel set in Money, Mississippi starts with a brutal murder which detectives Ed and Jim struggle to solve. Satirical with absurdist elements and a whodunnit, but confronting racism and lynching in America, it has been described as a 'gory pulp revenge fantasy' (Bookforum) and 'explosive in every way' (Dua Lipa). It was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize.
Coming up: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell.
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