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A lyrical and unjudgemental morality tale,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Spell of Winter (Paperback)
A haunting evocation of young souls left to develop alone in a large house full of emotional and financial disintegration. A brother and sister's isolation and loneliness lends their love for each other a new and dangerous bent. Without guidance or boundaries they struggle with the moral and physical implications before one (perhaps) finds redemption and hope.
This novel confronts parental abandonment, mental illness, incest, love and the tragedy of war with the lightest and most effective touch. The natural world and a strongly developed host of supporting characters provide a strong framework for a deeply personal tale.
At times the insights into a young girl's soul (it is written in the first person)seem almost pornographic in their intimacy but they render this work compelling.
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Initial post: 6 Sep 2011 21:55:03 BDT
"pornographic"! Never! Deliciously erotic but nowhere near porn.
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