Small Great Things
Publish date: 2016-10-11
Publisher: Random House Canada
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Though this has the qualities I associate with fiction, it felt a lot like being forced to listen to a room full of college kids who just read Nietzsche for the first time and come home to perform that knowledge for hours *at* me - without asking 1) if I already know this, 2) if I care to listen to ...
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