Garth Greenwell

Garth Greenwell’s first novel, What Belongs to You, was published last spring, and reviewed in the LRB by Adam Mars-Jones.

At the beginning​ of Matthew Griffin’s novel, Wendell, his eighty-something narrator, finds his partner collapsed in their garden, face up in the North Carolina sun. Frank will recover from the immediate effects of his stroke, but the book charts his decline into physical debility and dementia, as well as Wendell’s increasingly desperate efforts to care for him. Care...

Porno Swagger: ‘Cleanness’

Edmund Gordon, 16 April 2020

Garth Greenwell is interested in what it means to be told your sexuality is disgusting: what it does to your sense of self, and how it contaminates desire. His writing is unusual in combining Hollinghurst’s...

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The Unpronounceable: Garth Greenwell

Adam Mars-Jones, 21 April 2016

The practice​ of modelling in negative space, making absent volume perform as part of the dynamism of the whole, is a standard technique in visual arts, in sculpture above all, but there is a...

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