Best Book of 2015

Tropic of Kansas by Christopher Brown

On 31 December 2015, I wrote :

[Name Redacted]. [Title Redacted]. Unpublished typescript, [XXX] pp. Hands down the best book I read in 2015 : dark, nimble, hilarious, deeply alarming, truly American.

On 24 January 2016, I wrote :

Now it can be told :

— Christopher Brown. Tropic of Kansas. Unpublished novel, forthcoming from Harper Voyager, [date to come]. A compelling, startling book that I had the pleasure of reading in typescript form. And before long, you will be able to read it, too. Will keep you posted.

And today is 11 July 2017, publication day for this fine novel : congratulations to Chris Brown !