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The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
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Jan 17, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010-mt-bookpile, old-reads
Read from February 12 to 15, 2010

As I read this, my mind kept drifting over to Helprin's Winter's Tale: both are set in what feels like the real world, but the magic and wonder set them apart from the world we inhabit.

Shaw's book is about two very lonely people, Midas and Henry, who have made a fetish of being apart from the rest of us; it's also about Carl, who was in love with Freya (Ida's mother) and friends with Midas' father. And then there's Ida, seemingly normal but with this mysterious condition: her body is slowly turning to glass. The intersection of these four lives and how one deals with past loves, people in general and the wondrous things this world offers is what made this book one of my favorites.

ARC provided by publisher.

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