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Fences by August Wilson
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May 18, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: drama, identity, male
Read from May 18 to 19, 2012 — I own a copy

I find it a little hard to get a good feel for a play by just reading it, but I think I liked this. It's pretty short, but there is an incredible amount of depth in these few pages.

It is a story about manhood, for lack of a better word -- particularly when it comes to raising a son, but there is also a lot about being a good husband, a good brother, a good son, even friendship. I think the relationship between Troy and Cory is the main focus, though, (view spoiler)

I'm not sure I have anything original or insightful to say about it, and I doubt that I could say it any better than they play itself did if I had. It will probably take me a long time to fully digest it.

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