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WellRead March Selection: I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai

WellRead March Selection: I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai

Those who read Rebecca’s Makkai’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Great Believers will no doubt be very excited about our March selection. As seems to be her style, Makkai has reinvented herself yet again with this latest novel. We rather enjoyed an early review on Goodreads that described the book as "Prep meets The Secret History meets your favourite true crime podcast". How could we not choose it?!

Put simply, I Have Some Questions for You is about a podcaster who returns to her boarding school decades after a classmate was murdered to rehash the crime. But this is literary fiction, and we are in the adept hands of Rebecca Makkai, so simple is not what this read is (although that’s not to suggest you will have any issues turning the pages). As well as a suspenseful whodunit plot, Makkai offers razor-sharp commentary on Me Too, cancel culture, racial profiling, carceral injustice, violence against women, and our cultural obsession with true crime. That she can interrogate such ethical and epistemological matters and never come off as heavy-handed and always deliver on irresistible storytelling is a testament to her ability as a writer.

A literary page-turner that will grip you from the very first page, I Have Some Questions for You is a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past. Sign up to receive it as your first selection or purchase as a one-off delivery and then cancel all your plans!

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