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The House at the Edge of Night
Paul Lockman's review
Jun 05, 2018
What an impressive debut novel. Charming, endearing, delightful are words that spring to mind. Catherine Banner has written an engaging book about life on a small island off the coast of Sicily. It largely centres around the Esposito family and spans four generations of the family throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries and the author weaves in some great myths and storytelling amongst all the family dramas and dynamics. We also get to know many of the other characters on the island, the politics, the petty bitching and gossiping, it’s all there and described in a warm and enchanting way. I really enjoyed this book and marked it 4.5 stars. I just took half a star off as I felt it was a little ambitious going all the way into the 21st century and the last quarter to a third of the book didn’t captivate me as much as the rest.
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