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A Life in Chiaroscuro

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When Benjamin Andrews moved to Milwaukee in 1904 to become editor of a major newspaper, he could not have imagined the path his life would take. Now, writing from an insane asylum ten years later, Andrews tries to explain, for the final time, his role in a year full of societal intrigue, enduring love, calculated revenge, political scandal, and cold-blooded murder.
Paperback, 372 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Createspace
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p.223 It seemed to me that there had never been an animal more perfect in the history of creation. Its beauty was terrifying, impossible.

Framing the novel creates a captiviting entrance, but the development of the story is lacking. The novel grabs the reader by placing the narrator in the mad house and moving to a digression. The imbalance of setting is stirring. Combining painting and mesmorism is the highpoint of the story. There is an imbalance throughout the story with the dialogue and ideas
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