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Daddy Lenin and Other Stories by Guy Vanderhaeghe
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it was amazing

Except for the first of nine stories in this collection, they couldn't have been written by a less mature man. Vanderhaeghe's exquisitely written tales dwell on young men but often from the perspective of middle age. As a whole they illustrate how decisions and actions made while young manifest throughout life. Each is uniquely memorable.

I squirmed while Billy resisted Sabrina's invitation to the graduation dance. I winced when Tony became Tonio and acted his way into an awkward situation. I held my breath when Charley Brewster's painful hands clenched in response to his bullying neighbour. I admired Bob like everyone else and wondered if he would ever find his family. I travelled with Bert Molson when Counsellor Sally brought him to Uncle Ted and the tunnel. I puzzled over Jack's mixed feelings towards his old mentor known as Daddy Lenin.

This is a great collection of compelling portraits.
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Reading Progress

April 26, 2015 – Started Reading
April 26, 2015 – Shelved
April 29, 2015 – Finished Reading

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