B: A Novel
Fiction. No one before him may have so tacitly failed at writing a memoir as Jonathan Baumbach'spoet-protagonist, B, an intellectual's Bukowski, who struggles to write his history in thiscomedic new novel. But the events herein exist largely in the gray area between the factsof B's life and the fantasies and fictions of his mind, calling into question the validity, even the importance, of truth in memory
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