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A Time to Tell by Maria Savva
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Apr 01, 10

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Read from March 19 to April 01, 2010

What a family! Everyone has his or her own dysfunctional way of dealing with a situation whether it is suicide, alcoholism or abuse. Each person's inability to cope is fascinating, while at the same time, mundane. Assumingly set in an average class of people, the seemingly extraordinary behavior becomes ordinary. What happens within the family and behind closed doors is swept away and neatly hidden, or expressed as a private matter that will be dealt with, but never really is. The people presumably in control are actually out of control. Finger pointing, guilt and denial add to the cyclic, repetitious story that plagues the family for generations. This disconnect is well portrayed and leaves the reader questioning who is to blame and wondering who is truly responsible?

The only drawback is the repetition does become a little redundant, but this is a matter of style and personal taste. I interpret it as a creative liberty and can appreciate the approach rather than be critical of the sentence structure. The content is there and upon further examination I think the style could be an interesting topic for discussion. How does it add or distract from the telling of the story?
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