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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable if inconclusive, 30 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Butterflies in November (Paperback)
The narrator takes off on a road trip with a 4 year old near-deaf, near-blind child who's always running off to look for his father (he does not know who his father is). The novel chronicles the setup and the trip - through to a somewhat inconclusive conclusion (though in part my feeling may be that I thought there was still about 40 pages to read, when in fact the last 40 pages of the book are given over to recipes for food that features in the narrative itself - so it ended very unexpectedly).

There's an unusual narrative voice here, and very unusual happy-go-lucky behaviour from the narrator, which somehow strikes the reader (this reader anyway) as entirely spontaneous natural and very much admirable (even though as she remarks at one point in many countries she would be put to death for what she has got up to). I found, however, as some other readers clearly have done, that the first half was more rewarding than the second half.

Still an enjoyable reading experience which I would recommend to others.
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