Forgiving the Angel

"Four Stories of Franz Kafka" metamorphize into a moving whole, via Jay Cantor's factual fictions on the author's friends, lovers, lost manuscripts, and legacy in 20th century Germany.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…