Two Novelists on Memory, Identity, and Place
Percival Everett, Steve Erickson
February 16, 2012
Percival Everett’s Assumption, a baffling murder mystery and Steve Erickson’s These Dreams of You, an enigmatic search for an adopted black daughter’s past, both delve into race, the history of their characters, and the places they reside. From a hippie commune in Denver to a city in Ethiopia, these two acclaimed Los Angeles novelists go to great lengths in search of truth.