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Review of ‘The Petting Zoo’

It’s a tempting, if somewhat hazardous, pursuit to try to pull back the authorial curtain to see if you can divine the actual novelist standing in the flesh of one of his characters. But that temptation was never stronger than in The Petting Zoo, the final book by Jim Carroll, who died in 2009.

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