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Welcome to the postmodern South,
This review is from: In Country (Paperback)
Behind its postmodern facade of M.A.S.H. episodes and Bruce Springsteen lyrics In Country is a detective story in which Mason's teenage narrator seeks the truth about the father she has never known (he was killed in Vietnam). However, as she puts the pieces of her father's past together, she learns not only about him but about her whole family, the vietnam war and its consequences, but most of all she learns about herself, and as such In Country becomes a rite-of-passage into adulthood.
In this novel as in her other works Mason continues to explore the meaning of the past, the present, and the continuity of time.
A great read which will grow on you for a long time after you have finished it.