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The Truth About Celia by Kevin Brockmeier
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Jul 12, 2011

really liked it
Read from July 07 to 11, 2011

Full disclosure: I'm a major Kevin Brockmeier fan, having been completely won over by The Brief History of the Dead.

This book was an exploration of grief (loss of child)and incredibly weighty. What Brockmeier does is tell the story from multiple vantage points, so that the story is layered and complex, circling around and coming back to the central story.

As I approached the end of the book, though, I wanted to come to some kind of closure, and that wasn't the purpose of this book. Brockmeier seems to be saying, What about those tragedies that have no answer -- how do we deal with those? I appreciate that -- it's realistic, but I guess I wanted more of the fantasy of mysteries solved and loose ends tied up.

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