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The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan
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bookshelves: 2018, bookclub, fantasy

Her mind was loud and white and chaotic, like a dozen swans taking flight.

3.5 stars. I love magical realism, but have realized that this is one of the genres where finding new books are quite difficult. So, I am very happy to add Kirsty Logan as a go-to author.

The setting, an unnamed Scottish island that slowly turns its inhabitants to stone, is mysterious and magical. The Gloaming tracks the lives of the Ross family: ...the fighter, the bird, the beauty, the changeling and the golden boy., specifically focusing on the effects caused by the drowning of the youngest on the rest of the family.

Although not perfect (the ending could have been much shorter) I enjoyed this book about surviving grief and sexual awakenings, and will add her other novel to my TBR list.
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Reading Progress

September 30, 2018 – Started Reading
September 30, 2018 – Shelved
October 7, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
October 7, 2018 – Shelved as: bookclub
October 7, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
October 7, 2018 – Finished Reading

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