Joyce Carol Oates Praises McAlpine’s New Novel

JoyceCarolOatesLongThe distinguished author Joyce Carol Oates added her voice to the recent praise for Gordon McAlpine’s new novel.  According to Ms. Oates, “Woman with a Blue Pencil is a brilliantly structured labyrinth of a novel — something of an enigma wrapped in a mystery, postmodernist in its experimental bravado and yet satisfyingly well-grounded in the Los Angeles of its World War II era.  Gordon McAlpine has imagined a totally unique work of ‘mystery’ fiction — one that Kafka, Borges, and Nabokov, as well as Dashiell Hammett, would have appreciated.”