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The End by Salvatore Scibona
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Jan 01, 2010

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Interesting multi-view-point story about an Italian immigrant community somewhere in Ohio (Sandusky is nearby, and it's got to be big enough to have a immigrant neighborhoods...maybe Toledo? Or Cleveland?) the stories, of a baker one of whose estranged sons has died in the Korean war (or maybe not), of an elderly woman who performs abortions in the neighborhood, of a young wife who is raped and bears a child then runs away from her husband and son, of the rapist who is a respected jeweler and a bit of a nutcase, all criss-cross in unexpected way, a little too pat towards the end, a little too writer's class, but still kind of a cool rashomon effect and very good writing and description.

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