Review: ‘Anthropology of an American Girl’ by Hilary Thayer Hamann

I have just spent two-plus weeks marinating in a slow vacation-style paced read of Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann, and I think the readjustment period to normal life is going to be a bit shaky. So far it has been like yawning awake after an amazing dream. Looking around groggily and wondering, Huh. When did summer get here?

My God, this novel is intense and brilliant, so beautiful. Words I usually reserve for Haruki Murakami. This is the best thing I have read in years, filled with the best sentences I’ve ever read.

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