Jim the Boy by Tony Earley
Reviewed by Walter Kirn
Praise from Granta for his 1994 story collection made his first novel a good-size event among the lit in-crowd.
LEAST-FAVORABLE PART OF THE REVIEW
“A soulful old black man who may as well be Uncle Remus pops up once or twice, usually peeling an apple … ”
Another slow one: The Blue Star is due in ’08. TheTimes said his 2001 essay collection, Somehow Form a Family, could be called “Somehow Earn a Living.”