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The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
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Nov 15, 12

Read from November 12 to 15, 2012

i love this author and i believe this was her first novel? it seemed like a first novel. which, let me be clear, is a huge feat of courage and talent for anyone to achieve and most people cannot do it. so please know i'm not trying to be insulting. it's just that i have read two of her later works and yeah, now THOSE i found much better.

this is basically about an american girl who is ten when her 17 (18?) year old sister commits suicide in italy. now the girl is 18 and she retraces her sister's last months in europe.

i didn't really like the girl. i didn't "get" her, or where she was coming from. she didn't seem like anyone i ever met. so that was a problem for me. her "adventures" were plausible i guess, but her rationale for most things she did eluded me.

but egan is a good writer and i am glad i read it.
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