A few years ago when I reviewed Philipp Meyer’s debut novel, “American Rust,” I noted that novelists spend entire careers trying to write even one classic book. Philipp Meyer accomplished that feat on his first attempt. “American Rust” might one day be recognized as one of our great American novels.
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THIS WEEK’S BOOK
“The Son” by Philipp Meyer (Ecco, 561 pages, $27.99)