I Pity the Poor Immigrant:
by Zachary Lazar
Little, Brown and Company
$25.00 List Price
The writer Barry Hannah used to say that even though Bob Dylan can’t sing, he has the desperation of not being able to sing, which is better than being Glen Campbell, who can sing. Of course, there’s something patronizing here: Even if Dylan can’t sing, he can do a lot of other things well. And anyway, he can sing. Just not like your average crooner.
All of which puts me in mind of Zachary Lazar’s new novel, I Pity the