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November 12, 2004

Don't Call It a Comeback...

by Ron Hogan

I had thought that Golden Rule Jones had bitten the dust, but after an extended absence of several weeks Sam, one of Chicago's finest bookbloggers, returns with an account of the New Yorker college tour's presentation of Aleksander Hemon and Antonya Nelson. "I couldn't help but wonder," he muses, "isn't Nelson's work the kind of stuff Hemon supposedly hates, given his frequent denunciations of 'bourgeois' and 'suburban' fiction?" Whether it is or not, they apparently got on well enough in person, and even fielded a couple questions from the audience.

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