Sad Little Tale,
This review is from: Caribou Island (Paperback)
Gary is trying to follow his dream & build a log cabin on a desolate island; Irene is just trying to keep her marriage together. Daughter Rhonda is desperate to keep her family together but son Mark seems indifferent to everything.
The book is beautifully written & it's this poetic style that made the book for me. It's almost lyrical in the telling & some lines I reread over to savour them.It's incredibly descriptive & you feel like you are in Alaska battering the cold & wet alongside the characters. It's a sad little story though & inkeeping with the grim Alaskan scenery, the characters seemed a bit broken & no-one appeared very happy but somehow, that works.