Testing the Current

Paperback $15.95

NYRB Classics | Jan 08, 2013 | 352 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590176023

  • Paperback$15.95

    NYRB Classics | Jan 08, 2013 | 352 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590176023

  • Ebook$15.95

    NYRB Classics | Jan 08, 2013 | 352 Pages | ISBN 9781590176030

Praise

“The dawning of the world’s hard truths upon this boy’s consciousness is depicted with a subtlety that…is something close to breathtaking…We have here a book that looks for all the world like a piece of art.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post
 
“I can’t remember another novel which captures a Midwestern childhood—that mysterious unwritten-about world. . . . It could have been my town and my life.”  —Diane Johnson

“William McPherson’s first novel is an extraordinary, intelligent, powerful and, I believe, permanent contribution to the literature of family, childhood and memory….From the first sentence of Testing the Current to the last, there is not one false note, one forced image. It is a novel written with great skill, and with love. It’s what most good first novels aspire to be.” —Russell Banks, The New York Times

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