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Nick

Michael Farris Smith has written eloquently about masculine brutality and trauma, and he does so again in Nick, an elaboration of The Great Gatsby.

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Review of ‘Nick’

It is a brave and ambitious project to write the backstory of Nick Carraway, the narrator of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic, The Great Gatsby, but that is what Michael Farris Smith does in his sixth novel, Nick. One of Smith’s most compelling insights is that many of the high-flying men partying through the Roaring…

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