Purloined Letters: Gustavo Faveron Patriau’s “The Antiquarian.”

Even if it weren’t all over the novel’s jacket, it would only take a few pages to identify Gustavo Faveron Patriau as having soaked up the works of Roberto BolaƱo and Jorge Luis Borges. His debut novel, The Antiquarian, is overflowing with the kind of obsessiveness, literary portents, gothic tropes, and book-fueled intrigue that made […]