In Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh’s latest novel set in a faux-medieval village, random acts of violence and cruelty are the law of the land. Her refusal to explain the social causes of this misery makes her depiction of the world shallow and superficial.
Ed Luker is a writer and cultural critic based in London. He is currently writing his first novel, a dark comedy about a megalomaniacal tech bro.
Fuccboi is a novel about the lengths we go to avoid thinking about our own suffering — and the harm we do to others along the way.