Barbara Anderson, Unavoidably Detained
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Barbara Anderson, Unavoidably Detained

by Sue Dickman

Her language is colloquial, and while an American reader might be confused by references to unfamiliar words—“jandals,” for example, or “skiting”—it’s never off-putting. Anderson herself claimed that after years of reading American novels, she still had no idea what “bleachers” were. (Tama Janowitz eventually told her.) Continue reading