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Nell Zink’s Nicotine is a Gentle Indictment of Fake Shamans and Empty Idealism

Nell Zink’s Nicotine is a Gentle Indictment of Fake Shamans and Empty Idealism by Megan Burbank From stodgy bigwigs like Jonathan Franzen to local writers like Cari Luna, literary fiction seems really into characters living in squats and talking about their Marxist politics right now. This is fine if it’s done well—which it is in one of those examples, and in Nell Zink’s new book, Nicotine, set in a New Jersey squat run by a collective of smokers’ rights advocates.
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