The Pleasures of a 'Slow' Novel

Robert Boswell’s “Tumbledown” unfolds in a way that even literary novelists don’t often allow themselves these days – it takes its time.  And what a pleasure that is.

“Tumbledown,” Boswell's seventh novel, takes place in the Onyx Springs Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Center, a day center in California for the mentally disabled.  Both clients and take staff turn at center stage, and their dilemmas become more and more intertwined.

My review ran today in The Washington Post.

"Tumbledown" was also reviewed in The New York Times and The Dallas Morning News.  Others are listed on his Web site.

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