Executors of collective falsehoods
February 19, 2024 1:54 AM   Subscribe

The chief and lethal irony of Fixer is that the more William persecutes the rich, the richer he himself becomes. By the end of it all, he is stranded in meaninglessness, unsure what his mission has accomplished, or for what reasons he’d been chosen to live it. “[M]y revenge,” he says, “had nothing to do with me, but instead was something I’d walked in on at just the right moment.” from Lethal Irony: On Han Ong’s “Fixer Chao” by Zoë Hu [LARB; ungated]
posted by chavenet (3 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
(i rushed right over to try to buy the ebook after reading this...but no ebook is available? curses!)
posted by mittens at 8:44 AM on February 19 [1 favorite]

The book is available to borrow from the Internet Archive
posted by chavenet at 8:52 AM on February 19 [3 favorites]

This sounds fantastic, thank you! Contemporary echoes of Dawn Powell maybe?
posted by lwxxyyzz at 6:57 PM on February 20

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