My pal Lydia Netzer has a new novel coming out, and it just got a rave review from Janet Maslin in the New York Times.
“Shine Shine Shine” is able to draw readers into its tender, not-quite-human scheme of things because Ms. Netzer treats this as the only reasonable way to look at the world. “Sunny had come up bald from the cradle, and stayed bald throughout her life,” she writes unfussily. “She had been born at some point, and at some point in the future she would die. What happened in between was one long, hairless episode.”Buy it now before everyone else does.