Novel Describes 'Not Quite Grown-Up' Life of Village Voice Critic

august 7, 2006  09:40 am
The Emperor's Children, a not-yet-released novel by Claire Messud, has three central characters, including a book critic for The Village Voice who also temps to pay the bills. Sara Eckel, a real-life book critic for The Village Voice, calls the novel "a hypnotic, moving read," even though the "characters may seem overly familiar and noxious (well, except for the Voice critic)."