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Everything Happens Today
Jesse Browner. Europa (Penguin, dist.), $15 trade paper (224p) ISBN 978-1-60945-051-9
Following The Uncertain Hour, Browner's latest tracks the emotional peregrinations of precocious Wes (who describes himself as a "typo" in the world's story) the day after he drunkenly loses his virginity to Lucy, a rumored temptress at the elite private school they attend on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Unfortunately, it wasn't Lucy but Delia, a serene Buddhist senior, for whom Wes had been pining this past year. What about love? Has Wes had it wrong this whole time? As if this weren't enough for a distraught 17-year-old, he must also contend …