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Fall On Your Knees,
By A Customer
This review is from: Fall on your knees (Paperback)
This is a stunning book. It's pretty hard going in places, and I felt like the ending was a little out of place, but the characters, the build-up and the slow increments of what we understand are beautifully structured. The most impressive thing is that the book covers apalling things without ever needing to attach blame or emphasise them. They come to the forefront slowly and unavoidably, and are dealt with in such a human way - certainly in this novel, MacDonald's strength lies in her way of portraying humanity. A lot like Jeffrey Eugenides' 'Middlesex', in its interweaving of colour and race, new lands and old bigotry, and transgression.