Friday, December 05, 2008
P.F. Kluge's GONE TOMORROW in San Francisco Chronicle
More praise for P.F. Kluge's Gone Tomorrow this week. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a lengthy review: "The candor and sensibility of the author of a novel about memory and about memorialization makes him successfully risk and resist sentimentality. On this score, Kluge has dozens of gorgeous, wrenching passages, details, throwaway observations. He can really write, like a man who means it. He captures a boxing match, red-light Manila, English department politics, the secrets of a great cigar, the seasons turning, the teachable moment, the surprise that is falling in love, the banal bureaucracy of betrayal, the need to be admired, the wish to be remembered - and so on and so on."