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The Gravedigger by Peter Grandbois
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Nov 05, 09

Read in November, 2009

Just read this book for class- it was written by a Creative writing teacher at my school! He lived in Spain for part of his life, and the book's setting is beautifully realized. This is a work of Magical Realism in the Latin American tradition; think Gabriel Garcia Marquez. What I found so compelling was its ability to enthrall by connecting the plots and slowly developing characters in that page-turning way that is usually only seen in more mainstream writing. The stories within stories are very functional, and universal, but the language is beautiful, and the practices are decidedly literary. Prof. Grandbois has mustered up a good piece of writing on both plains, which is no mean feat. Bravo, I say!
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