Great fiction, like all art, echoes and reflects the time in which
it is created. This happens whether the author intended it to or
not. Great fiction forces readers to look at themselves, and their
world, and think.
Case in point was Philip Roth's THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA. This
novel asked readers to imagine what would have happened if America
went fascist in 1940. What if?
Another example is Peter Quinn's excellent new historical novel,
HOUR OF THE CAT.
Quinn, author of BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE, does not have to ask
what if? He deals with the horror of what actually happened
in America and German