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In Between Days by Andrew  Porter
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Aug 20, 12

bookshelves: genre-psychological-susense, themes-family, themes-disruption, vine, subject-g-l, era-late-20th-century
Read from August 10 to 20, 2012

We meet the Hardings at the point of several catastrophic junctures -- the parents are divorcing, their daughter Chloe is verging on being expelled from college, and seemingly aimless son Richard, who is dealing with his sexual orientation, is being pressured to apply to grad school to pursue study as a poet. By alternating between all four characters, the reader is given insight into all of their inner lives, in all their complexities. The strength of this book lies in this introspection, so that choices made by each of these four resonate and affect the futures of the other three. The strongest bond, that of the siblings, is severely tested but proves to be consistent. This is a character driven story, but there is rich plotting creating much tension that continues throughout. I found it to be completely engrossing, compelling.
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