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Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler
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Sep 06, 2010

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bookshelves: 20th-century, american-fiction, historical-fiction
Read from September 06 to 25, 2010

This is a strange, surreal little novel, which equal parts engaged and bored me. The boredom came from how unfocused and meandering it felt; I was not hooked by the narrative, for all its weird and wonderful twists. I did, however, like Fowler's subtle, wry, intelligent examinations of gender and women's history and human interactions. I was a little more uncertain about how she treated racial interactions, but I feel that topic needs someone more intelligent than I am (and certainly someone not currently running a fever) to dissect its nuances.

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