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I read "U.S.!" and highly recommend it. Yes, its definitely commenting on our times of political ennui and the loss of high minded principles of social justice but the book is more than that. Upton Sinclair emerges from the pages as a terrific and memorable character. Chris experiments with a variety of styles and approaches, most of which work brilliantly. A few fall flat but that's okay. He is aiming high. I looked to Bachelder to write the great American political satire.


I love Bachelder and encrouage everyone around me to pick up everything of his they can -- these two novels, his short stories, his "writing on writing" columns in recent Oxford Americans have been awesome...

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