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4.0 out of 5 stars Without Roots., 14 Dec 2006
This review is from: Mourning Ruby (Paperback)
Helen Dunmore is a fine writer who draws deeply on that sense of isolation that many of us feel from time to time. This is a book rich in metaphors that many might miss while plodding through the passages where the real hero of the book, Joe, is involved with his Russian history studies. In my local reading group many members found Joe's passages to be bewildering and not, as such, adding to the narrative.
Enter our heroine who was abandoned as a baby in a shoebox at the back of an Italian Restaurant. Rebecca drifts through life, a sponge waiting to soak up the life experiences of everyone she comes into contact with.
From the title the reader knows there is a loss of life, yet Ruby, the lost daughter is in many ways a cataylst.
This is a deep book and one that explores the complete loss of idenity within the characters inside the book.
Yet, she is there, in every unspoken word or gesture.
Who is finally mourning Ruby? And where will the story lead us, the outsiders in this tightly knit group?
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