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The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar
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it was amazing
bookshelves: cbr8, a-fantasy-world

This book is a slow start but the momentum builds quickly to a startling and wrenching finish. Sofia Samatar is an AMAZING writer. Like, her prose is gorgeous and will wreck you and create an image that you will be haunted by long after you've put the book down. I think her choice of four female narrators throughout civil unrest was a smart choice, as it demonstrates the effects of war on women civilians. The narrative polyphony is broken up into four books, so you don't have to try and identify which woman is speaking. That said, this novel reminds me a lot of Virginia Woolf's The Waves, which is all about mourning the loss of something or someone.

Many thanks to my sister, who gave this a rave review. I think this is a contender for best book I've read this year.
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Reading Progress

May 31, 2016 – Shelved
May 31, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 17, 2016 – Started Reading
June 18, 2016 – Finished Reading
December 24, 2016 – Shelved as: cbr8
December 24, 2016 – Shelved as: a-fantasy-world

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