Matt Bell's 'In the House...' and 7 Memorable Allegorical Novels

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Matt Bell’s evocative new novel, In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods (Soho), is only the latest in a long list of fantastic allegorical novels. Despite the fantastical features (anthropomorphism, anyone?) that these novels embody, the stories each illuminate themes that are, in fact, very substantial. Inspired by Bell’s visceral tour de force, we compiled a list of some great works of allegorical fiction. Read on.

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