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Chasm of outrage,
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This review is from: The Lacuna (Kindle Edition)
A long haul of a book, but pushing on down the tracks. Kingsolver writes in the novel that 'life goes forward as an exchange of pleasantries on a narrow bridge that hangs above the chasm of outrage.' She plumbs the depths of that outrage so many Americans in the 50s must have felt at the peddlers of HUAC 'justice' and links it with the polio epidemic raging through the States at the time, the one annihilating minds, the other bodies. The colour and richness of the Mexico period has to be absorbed slowly, like a Friday Kahlo painting, and the scenes with 'Lev' Trotsky are potent. How I'd love to meet this great writer one day, dive into the blue Lacuna of her mind and come through refreshed and changed, like Harrison Shepherd.