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STARRED REVIEW

Grand Union

The stories in Zadie Smith’s first collection are ready to grapple with the complex times we live in.

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Review of ‘Grand Union’

Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando are driving out of Manhattan after a terrorist attack. What sounds like the opening of an urban myth is actually the zany plotline of “Escape from New York,” one of 19 tales in Zadie Smith’s first collection of short stories, Grand Union. These masterful tales impress, engage and…

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