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“The Tragedy of Arthur,” by Arthur Phillips. A play-in-a-novel, with a long, rambling, insane, tragic, hilarious, moving and meditative “introduction” to said play. Totally meta and weird and lovely. ­— Annie Metcalf, bookseller, Magers & Quinn

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