The Giver by Lois Lowry
Profound, page-turning, emotionally-charged near-great that fails to deliver an ending.
The Powerbook by Jeanette Winterson
Sensual allegories of frustrated love defy comprehension, but seem profound.
Journeys in the Night by Theodore Mann
All-star cast for off-Broadway’s birth. Stream-of-memory charms, but needs editing.
Schroder by Amity Gaige
Nail-biting ride on crazy train. Horrifically incompetent father endangers girl.