Allison Yarrow

Day in Court: Chaya Weberman follows her husband into the courtroom during his trial in Brooklyn last year.

Nechemya Weberman and His Devoted Wife

Nechemya Weberman was dubbed the ‘devil of Williamsburg’ for repeatedly sexually abusing a girl in his care. What about the devoted wife he left behind?

Southern Heat: Justin Taylor?s novel fol- lows his 2010 collection of short stories, ?Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever.?

Wanted: A Gospel Worth Following

For many, college is a first sip of freedom, but for the characters in Justin Taylor’s debut novel, college is an incarnation of the evil machine against which they were born to rebel. “The Gospel of Anarchy,” is set in the inland swamp of Gainesville, Fla., during the summer of 1999. Gainesville is home to one of the country’s largest state universities, and Taylor hones in on its triple threat of “student ghetto,” bourgeois “Republicats” and the parasitic businesses that suck parental money from fun-seeking kids. Offended by this and feeling set apart is David, a secular Jew and former student with a fetish for lugubrious internet porn and a compulsion to perform what must be some of the most glum novelistic masturbation to date.