‘A Country Road, a Tree,’ by Jo Baker 
A New York Times Review 
By Marcel Therouxmay 
May 20, 2016 

“Godot” takes place in the absence of any meaningful stories. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/books/review/a-country-road-a-tree-by-jo-baker.html?emc=edit_bk_20160520&nl=bookreview&nlid=50130917&ref=headline

So does Eliot's The Waste Land? 

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