Nell Zink’s Doxology demolishes any lingering notion that the modern novel doesn’t deal with the big issues of our time. It starts casually enough as a rollicking sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll period piece set in a gritty New York City. (The couple at the heart of the story lives in an illegal loft apartment above a Chinatown video store). But then 9/11 hits and Zink just as casually transforms into a hipster Tolstoy, weaving the war on terror, climate change and the disorientation of the 2016 presidential election seamlessly into the lives of the three generations of a broken—and then ultimately healed—family. Doxology is Zink's best book yet.
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