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Everything Under Is a Dark and Mesmerizing Story About Fate

Nov 10, 2018 - The Atlantic

"Miracles of stylistic invention," Kwame Anthony Appiah, the chair of the 2018 Man Booker Prize judging committee, called all six finalists this year. Daisy Johnson-who at 27 was the youngest writer ever to make the short list-pulls off several marvels at once in Everything Under (her debut novel, no less). She coins words, channels outlier voices, and fractures chronology. The result is an uncanny update of ancient storytelling on a primal theme: Are our fates "coded into us from the moment we ...