There are currently two very different literary worlds in America, neither of which will acknowledge the other.
There's "official" literature reviewed in mainstream publications and blogs, and taught in university English departments. For the most part, the general public ignores this.
There's marketplace lit, generic genre novels of all kinds, which is read by the public but disliked by the mandarin experts.
Is there a style of fiction which can bridge the gap? I mean, really bridge it?
The attempt is what American Pop Lit is about. Get on board now.