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There is much to love in Tony Ardizzone's Larabi's Ox. Right away, I was captivated by the vibrant imagery the author had painted. I trusted his vision of Morocco and walked away feeling as I had visited there in one way or another. Further, I enjoyed the structure of the book: we're introduced to three characters whose lives briefly intersect, and then are taken down different paths with each one. (A large part of my appreciation for this format is likely that it is similar to the one I have ch...more
Tony Ardizzone was born and raised on the North Side of Chicago and is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently the novel The Whale Chaser, which was published in fall 2010 by Academy Chicago Publishers. He is also the editor of the anthology The Habit of Art: Best Stories from the Indiana University Fiction Workshop, which Indiana University Press published in 2005, as well as the nove...moreMore about Tony Ardizzone...