Rebecca Makkai is the author of The Borrower, The Hundred-Year House, which won the Novel of the Year Award from the Chicago Writers Association, and Music for Wartime. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Harper's, and Tin House, among others. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two daughters.
A Burdensome Memory: Rebecca Makkai’s “The Great Believers”
Dan Lopez on the central concern of Rebecca Makkai’s “The Great Believers,” arguing for the urgency of the history for those marginalized in their time....