THE KEPT by James Scott

Posted on January 10, 2014 in Book Reviews
THE KEPT by James Scott

James Scott’s THE KEPT was reviewed on the front page of the New York Times Arts section and in Macleans. The Times praised the “author’s sparse, elegant prose” and said, “It is a haunting narrative, salvaged by precise language that never overreaches or oversells…The plot unfolds with a weighty languor reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy.”

Maclean’s said, “Scott’s first novel epitomizes what’s great in this renaissance [of Americana]: economy of dialogue; unsparing realism; the giddiness and terror induced by the knowledge of liberty. Scott has pushed the literal boundaries of the tradition—or rather, pulled them back—to the lawless reaches of western New York at the end of the 19th century.” Picador published the book on January 7, 2013.

Follow the links to read more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/books/the-kept-james-scotts-dark-and-m…
http://www2.macleans.ca/2014/01/07/the-kept/