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Wonderfully drawn characters on a journey of discovery,
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This review is from: Sacred Country (Paperback)
I came to this earlier book after 'The Road Home', 'the Colour' and 'Music and Silence' and found it even better then them.
From 1952 to 1980 the wonderfully drawn characters' lives develop and unfold - creating an empathy where all became totally believable without ever being ordinary. I happen to have lived through these years, as did the author, and it was a wistful pleasure to relive the events so accurately described. At the end, in 1980, I almost wished the tale would continue past the open ended resolution.
Gentle, sad, funny, memorable.
Just a couple of quotes:
'I wish I'd known years ago that the Pursuit of Happiness was a right. In Swaithly it wasn't, was it?'
'No,' I said. 'It was a wrong'
'One can endure it when certain things are in the past, but when almost everything is in the past, the present is too lonely.'