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Patrick deWitt: Notes on a reading

Patrick deWitt wrote his first novel, Ablutions, in the form of second-person notes-to-self. The subtitle of that book is “Notes on a novel.” I took notes during deWitt’s Macewan Book of the Year appearance and tried to recreate the form. 889 more words

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Review: Ablutions

This past week I finished reading Ablutions, the first novel by Patrick DeWitt — published in 2009 — who is better known now for his award-winning novel… 600 more words

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Recent Book Hauls

I said I would try not to buy as many new books this year, but we all knew that wouldn’t last. I’ve tried to at least make a push to read the books I buy right away so they don’t sit around for months or years on the shelf unread… great idea, hey? 119 more words


New Patrick DeWitt novel! New Patrick DeWitt novel!

If you haven’t yet read Patrick DeWitt’s marvelous The Sisters Brothers, you have until September to get on that, because the Oregon based writer has a new novel, and some exciting new cover art, coming our way. 123 more words


Ablutions, Soho Theatre

We sometimes talk about theatre that intoxicates; performance that, like a drug, invades the senses. But how often does it really achieve the warmth, the fuzziness, the edge of nausea that comes from one (or two, or three) too many drinks? 459 more words


'The Sisters Brothers' by Patrick deWitt

Darkly comic, set in the Californian Gold Rush-era, The Sisters Brothers is a grippingly original tale of death, mayhem and redemption.

Yet, with the announcement of the inclusion of Patrick deWitt’s sophomore novel in the shortlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, many a critic’s eyebrow was raised.  432 more words


Ablutions @ The Soho Theatre Review

Ablutions: an act of washing oneself. A word associated with ceremonial routines, sacred and ritualistic in its nature, how could this possibly relate to the goings on of a small LA Based bar you may ask? 429 more words