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Perestroika in Paris

Jane Smiley burrows into the craniums of a menagerie, resulting in a remarkable novel that splits the difference between Charlotte’s Web and Animal Farm.

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Review of ‘Perestroika in Paris’

We humans like to imagine that we know what our animal friends are thinking, but in Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley actually burrows into the craniums of a menagerie that includes a horse, a dog, a raven, some rats and the humans they interact with, resulting in a remarkable novel that splits the difference between…

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