At some point or another in our lives, we are asked this philosophical question. We are asked if you could have dinner with 5 people living or dead, who would you want to be with? Everyone thinks long and hard about this.
Reading this felt like a developing photograph showing bit by bit the lives of the characters leading up to the Powwow and all that happens there. Asking deep existential questions of each of them. What does it mean to have a heritage? What does my heritage mean to me? Has my heritage helped or hindered me?
Adventure is too small a word to describe the ride and journey that Miss Harris took. Travel of all kinds opens our eyes in different ways. Her writing was the exploration of the rawness that happens when you simply look around.
I didn't know what to expect when I read about The Fourth Monkey, but since it took place in Chicago, involved a serial killer, and was described as "Se7en meets Silence of the Lambs", I had to make its acquaintance.
Brilliant debut. Felt like something written by the sister of the Brothers Grimm but with a modern telling. What Should be Wild is a beautifully written of coming of age story with a wildly strange narrative. Nothing is without its shadow in this book including not only the main character but all of the women that preceded her.
Wow! I knew when I saw this book and read its description in an FSG email newsletter it was going to be quite the story. It did not fail to amaze and surprise me.