Ghosts in the Machine
- Slaves of New York by Tama Janowitz
Picador, 278 pp, £3.50, January 1987, ISBN 0 330 29753 8
How do you like to be approached by a strange work of fiction? Do you prefer a hearty handshake (‘Call me Ishmael’), a more discursive line (‘All happy families are alike’), or a low-key manner (‘For a long time I used to go to bed early’)? What about this, for example?