Afternoon Bites: John Wray, Alexander Chee, Edan Lepucki, and more.

The Pale King asks you, for instance, why it is that you haven’t spent more time considering the morality of our tax code. It asks what it means to be a citizen of Grand Rapids, Michigan, or Beloit, Wisconsin, or Peoria, Illinois, and whether being an American really means anything at all.” –Benjamin Alsup reviews The Pale King for Esquire.