Carole Maso, a novelist and essayist known for her experimental, poetic, and fragmentary narratives, has been a professor of Literary Arts at Brown University since 1995. At the Academy, she is wor...
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The Bay of Angels: A Novel in Progress
Carole Maso’s war-inflected novel-in-progress is a meditation on the profound mystery of suffering, the enigma of history, the power of invention, the properties of fever and light, and the beauty and resilience of the human psyche. An “encyclopedic work,” as Maso describes it, The Bay of Angels spans millennia and utilizes a variety of narrative strategies in an attempt to approach the unfathomable, monstrous, uncanny, fugitive, haunted, and sublime.