A SHORT HISTORY OF RICHARD KLINE by Amanda Lohrey

Reviewed by
March 2015, no. 369
Felicity Plunkett reviews 'A Short History of Richard Kline' by Amanda Lohrey

A SHORT HISTORY OF RICHARD KLINE

by Amanda Lohrey

Black Inc., $29.99 pb, 259 pp, 9781863957182

A SHORT HISTORY OF RICHARD KLINE by Amanda Lohrey

Reviewed by
March 2015, no. 369

A prefatory note to this striking novel tells us that it is Richard Kline’s memoir of ‘a strange event that intervened in my life at the age of forty-two’. The following ‘short history’ interleaves sections of first- and third-person narration, shuffling the pieces of a reflective Bildungsroman that charts Richard’s emergence from a vague but oppressive childhood ‘apprehension of lack’ into something even more elusive.

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'A Short History of Richard Kline' by Amanda Lohrey

A SHORT HISTORY OF RICHARD KLINE

by Amanda Lohrey

Black Inc., $29.99 pb, 259 pp, 9781863957182

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