Riverhead

9781594634758

STARRED REVIEW

The Plateau

Paxson’s beautiful writing threads stories together so exquisitely that at times I had to stop and take a breath, even cry, before carrying on.

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Review of ‘The Plateau’

Maggie Paxson is an anthropologist who uses analytical methods to see how groups of people click. In her fieldwork, Paxson has seen countless examples of conflict and violence—so many, in fact, that she didn’t want to study war no more (as the old spiritual goes). She wanted to study peace. But instead of going “down…

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