Book Review: ‘The Great Believers’ by Rebecca Makkai

In an early scene of Rebecca Makkai’s new novel, The Great Believers, the protagonist Yale Tishman attends a memorial service for his friend Nico at the house of a mutual friend. Overwhelmed by the reality of Nico’s death and his emotional energy exhausted, he goes upstairs to rest. While resting, he has an imaginary moment(…)