Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi (Pantheon)
Geoff Dyer on the secrets that structure his new novel (which might, on the surface, seem like two novellas). Like a good magician, he rolls up his sleeves and pretends to explain his tricks. Like a great magician, he leaves us more completely baffled than we were before.
Read an excerpt from Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi.