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Natural Order by Brian  Francis
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Sep 02, 2011

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Read from September 02 to 05, 2011

A beautiful book that I keep thinking about. This is quite different from "Fruit", which was a humourous first novel. This book is a story about an 86 year old woman and her relationship with gay men. The main character, Joyce, is in a nursing home and is remembering her life. She tells many stories about a childhood crush, and about her own relationship with her son, who was gay. Joyce struggles to accept her son for who he is.

The author did a good job of showing the tension inside his main character's head. He also did a good job of sounding like an old woman. It was very believable voice.

There were a few patches of humour in this book, but it had a sad tone. I'm sure there are lots of women out there like Joyce.

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