Jun 12, 12
Read from June 02 to 08, 2012
being generous and rounding up - more like a 2.5. it's an interesting story with some great ideas and imagery - accomplished woman estranged from her midwestern family returns when her younger brother becomes permanently stuck in a drug flashback, and the multigenerational family tragedies of various dimensions are slowly revealed - but it definitely comes too close to being twee in places, and the one aspect that really needs good prose in order to not be a cliche, well. the prose itself is full of cliches; it's not terrible, just (for the most part) firmly mediocre. this could have benefited from a stricter editorial process.