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Corrigan by Caroline Blackwood
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Oct 10, 2011

it was amazing
Read in October, 2011

You might think of it as a sort of mystery or perhaps a comedy, but I'll just say it was a great read. Blackwood developed horrid characters--every last one of them --and then wrings everything she possibly can out of them. She knows families well and their motivations. The plot is about a con game played by a wordsmith; start this novel and expect to be totally involved. Blackwood is a gem of a writer. Andrew Solomon's afterward in the NYRB edition (definitely not an introduction)presents an excellent analysis of the novel.

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Beth Iva, thank you so much for recommending this!

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