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Separateness is the theme of this moving, strangely disturbing memoir
The acclaimed US writer talks frankly about race and what Trump’s triumph reveals about America
Two years of talks on £500m project collapse over differences in planning procedure
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American novelists have never been afraid to tackle sport. But will British authors ever take it seriously?
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The surreal backdrops of Europe’s largest desert have echoes of the mighty Monument Valley