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WONDERLAND: A Novel About a Rock Star, But Not About Rock ‘n Roll

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Wonderland by Stacey D’Erasmo
Reviewed by Katie P.

Stacey D’Erasmo’s latest novel, Wonderland, is about a rock star, but it’s not about rock and roll. Or, it is about rock and roll, in that it’s actually about family, and memory, and love, and sex, and death. This is a novel about what motivates a musician to walk on stage and put everything they’ve got to give on display in front of a crowd of strangers—which is to say, about what motivates any of us. D’Erasmo offers a very specific, personal account of a musician’s life, and in so doing offers insight to anyone who has ever wanted something, or missed something, or glimpsed something flickering just out of sight in their peripheral vision without being able to look straight at it.

Wonderland’s narrator and protagonist, Anna Brundage, is staging her comeback tour. She’s still not sure what made her…

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