Issue 93 |

Man vs. Nature by Doug Crandell


DeWitt Henry recommends
Man vs. Nature, a novel by Doug Crandell: "In his debut novel, Crandell tells a lyrical, preposterous tale of Midwestern farm life, interweaving the coming of age of a farm boy with a lunatic father who raises pigs and a subplot about the invasion of TV news and the media's distortions of nature, value, and truth. His comic vision is reminiscent of Carolyn Chute's. While the grotesque pervades Crandell's version of pastoral, life itself is celebrated." (Ludlow)