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"Who can see their life from every angle?" This is a question posed early in Dan Holloway's Songs From the Other Side of the Wall, and, like the tether of a balloon, it snakes through the hands of his protagonist, Sandrine as she puzzles over its shape and where it may lead her. There is no question that, at some point, it will slip her grasp, but it is Sandrine's journey from ignorance to understanding (and back again) that gives us the outline of this complex tale of identity, perception and art.
Sandrine is 18 and motherless, raised by her father on his vineyard in Hungary, absorbing the mutability of grapes and life as she contemplates university abroad and the memory of a… Read more