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Adrianne Geffel

David Hajdu’s debut novel is the literary equivalent of negative space in art: creating a picture of a subject by focusing on surrounding details.

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Review of ‘Adrianne Geffel’

Depending on one’s perspective, a work of art deemed avant-garde is either a welcome innovation or a stinging repudiation of the status quo. Few people are indifferent. And no avant-garde artist provoked more extreme reactions than Adrianne Geffel, the fictional pianist at the center, or perhaps it’s better to say the periphery, of Adrianne Geffel,…

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