It reminds me anew how good and serious and smart Dan Josefson is as a novelist. More than that, though, it makes me forget that my friend wrote this book. It’s real, as I say. Gorgeously real. The world Dan created is as real to me as the keys I’m now hitting, the sky beyond the window out of which I now look, the book I know I will soon pick up to read again.
Tom Bissell on Dan Josefson’s debut novel That’s Not A Feeling. (Josefson works just across the hall from Library Journal at our sister organization Junior Library Guild!) Read an excerpt of his novel here.