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Three Junes by Julia Glass
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Jan 26, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

While reading this story, I often thought of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where three weddings take place --- Theseus/Hippolyta’s, Oberon/Titania’s and the two pairs of young lovers’. Trying to find matches from both of the stories might fail, but Tony should be Nick Bottom, Stvros one of the young lovers. BTAIM, I got into this because of the second part where Feno narrates from the first-person point of view. I felt empathy for him though I’m not sexually attracted by people of the same sex. In my real life, I had also disappointed my father by not choosing to be a successor of his business. I came from a rural gemeinschaft society to urban area, working and living a bit unstably and vulnerably as a freelance. I don’t have my own kids but enjoy talking to two nieces like he does. Julia Glass may have used too much of her energy to make the whole structure and form orderly --- some characters are not pictured well enough to understand them. Still, this is a very good read to me.
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