A Tenuous Transition to Paradise Lost

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Murakami's 'After Dark' Set in Tokyo

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When Culture Collides with the American Dream

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A Summer in Suspension, Waiting for Life's Start

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An Emotional Journey Down 'Revolutionary Road'

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'Mr. Sebastian': American Myth, With a Surreal Whiff

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'Out Stealing Horses' Beats Fiction Heavyweights

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Writer Finds a Fated Friend in 'Jesus' Son'

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'New England White': A Return to a Rarefied Clime

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'Consider the Oyster' — a Peerless Summer Delicacy

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'Right Livelihoods' Offers Top-Notch Short Fiction

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Seizing Power from 'The Woman Warrior'

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