A scattering of salts
My review of David Mitchell's Black Swan Green is up at the Voice. An irrelevant illustration is available here.
If you're in the market for a 14th and 15th way of looking at BSG, visit this site, which discusses the concept of outliers (using a "black swan" example) and also invokes James Merrill's poem "Black Swan." (Dizzyhead Benno tipped me off to the Merrill.)
Soundtrack: Human Television.
Props to James Marcus. Big ups to Light Reading. And hello, Moss Jervins.
If you haven't already, check out the debut issue of Brigid Hughes's excellent new journal, A Public Space.
Hats off to Chuck Eddy, a dedicated editor.