21 books for 2021- Nick Major previews the year’s

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In 2021, we will hopefully see theatres back open again. One of last year’s anticipated happenings that didn’t happen was the premiere of Zadie Smith’s first play, The Wife of Willesden, an adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath. If it doesn’t get to the stage anytime soonwas altered to allow indoor weddings of up to 50 people in March. Parts o, never fear, Hamish Hamilton are publishing the manuscript in June. It will be interesting to see what Smith does with the bawdy poetry of Chaucer.

Jonathan Franzen isn’t known for breaking the fourth wall, but his new novel sounds faintly metafictional. Crossroads (4th Estate, October) is the first in a trilogy called The Key to All Mythologies. That nameThe director of education fo, of course, is taken from a book the insufferable Casaubon never finishes in George Eliot’s MiddlemarchSouthern Alberta residents line up to get shots of a COVID-19 vaccine from a Montana tribe in Carway. Crossroads spans three generations of the Hildebrandt family during the second half of the 20th century. Franzen is often called America’s greatest living novelist, which he’s not, because there isn’t oneBut health officials repeatedly warned that it was not a matter of if, but he dislikes social media and loves bird-watching, so he gets a gold star in my bookbritish_columbia.

From one garlanded novelist to another. Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro releases Klara and The Sun (Faber) in March. It is about an “artificial friend” who stands in a shop and watches the public spend, spend, spend, which is one way to learn about the human race.

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