Review of Christine Schutt’s PROSPEROUS FRIENDS at New York Journal of Books


Prosperous Friends

by Christine Schutt

Reviewed by Rae Bryant | Released: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Grove Press (256 pages)

“Ms. Schutt has a stark, scientific eye and an artist’s voice.”

In Prosperous Friends, Christine Schutt’s crafting of three parts minimalism and one part stream-of-consciousness with rigorous lyricism of voice results in not so much a love story as a dissection of the possibility of love.

It is the tragicomedy of Ned and Isabel Bourne and their many paramours in a new millennium setting with an Edith Wharton telling—a little hotter on the sex, but well within the boundaries of literary marriages artistically rendered…. READ MORE