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The Company You Keep by Neil Gordon
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Apr 15, 2009

really liked it

This is my favorite of the 1960s/1970s fugitive-rebel genre. Though less well reviewed than a number of others, all of whose titles escape me, this felt to me the most right; or, at least, the most compelling. Told entirely in emails to the daughter the fugitive hasn't seen since her infancy, to me it gives a real sense of what happened during the Vietnam War era, and what has happened since. It points up how hard it would be for the child of radicals to really understand, or have empathy. It also made me want to write a novel in emails, but I haven't done so--as yet:).
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