Review: Joy Williams on Colm Toíbín

Colm Toíbín once remarked that Thomas Mann was gay “most of the time.” When he wasn’t, he fathered six children with his wife Katia. The first was Erika, imperiously weird her whole life through; Klaus, born a year and ten days later, her close companion in cleverness and outrageousness. Then came Golo, stuffy and aloof; Monika, who no one paid much att…

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