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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
Ginny Thurston's review
Nov 20, 2017
This is a beautifully-written and well-researched book; the author has an exquisite style of writing, and her descriptions are realistic and elegant at the same time. That said, she does not delve enough into the inner workings of many of her most interesting characters...only her wounded and disgusting father. The themes are powerful, and she strips away any glamour that one would associate with war...especially our very uncivil Civil War. The stream of consciousness style and flashback point of view took away much of the immediacy for me, but it was well worth the effort to get to the poignant ending.
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