Elvia Wilk’s debut novel Oval is a speculative meditation on the evil humans do—to the planet and to each other. It’s also a distinctly millennial love story and a sometimes sharp and sometimes meandering critique of modern society . . . . Wilk, who regularly writes about the arts, architecture, and technology, flexes her muscles as a critic here while also creating a fiction focused on a world that is falling apart from neglect as represented both by the planet itself and Wilk’s central character, Anja.
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