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Preview — The Best People in the World by Justin Tussing
The Best People in the World: A Novel
Justin Tussing does well in transporting the reader, who will share t ...more
Tussing, who published a preview of this novel in the New Yorker, offers a melancholic slice of the American mythos that reflects its ideals and tarnished realities. Loving characters, including a narrator looking back on his experiences and emotions, populate the novel, but others, including two priests investigating miracles, left some critics wondering. Best People paints a wonderful canvas of 1970s America, both from the vantage point of the road and an isolated Vermont life, though little a...more
And in the end, it made me feel sad, especially for Thomas, but also for Shiloh. Alice wasn't likable for me.