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The Hole We're In by Gabrielle Zevin
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May 18, 2012

it was amazing
Recommended to John by: Found it at a clearance
Recommended for: Fans of contemporary fiction
Read from March 01 to 10, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

This is a book about a family that disintegrates, not because of the members' hedonism, but from their idealism. (Intolerance and bigotry are ideals to those who practice them.) Money and respectability are the main concerns of the parents, and every character must come to terms with these needs. People make choices, and oftentimes are disappointed in themselves afterwards -- but are still stuck with the consequences of those choices. Most of the book takes place in there here-and-now, but the last little bit looks ahead into an America that is deeply depressing, and depressingly likely to come true.
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