It’s been a while since I've read a book I didn’t want to end. Percival Everett’s latest, James, is one such book.

In an exuberant, provocative and profound reimagining of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we read the story from the perspective of Jim, Huck’s friend and a runaway slave. Like The Trees, Everett’s “humorous” novel about lynching, James is perversely funny. That’s no surprise coming from a writer who is purposefully, gleefully contrary...

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