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The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish by Elise Blackwell
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Jul 02, 2008

really liked it
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It took me several tries to get into this brief volume, but once it engaged me, I was hooked. The texture of the language and the flow of the story feel at times like the river it they are centered around- apparently slow moving but carrying a lot of weight. The eddies of the tale, where the the interspersed bits of other facts and stories played out, were as rich and meaningful as the tale. The narrative is not as strong as the feeling from the book, that of the man as a boy and the man as an old man trying to come to grips with the stops and gaps of a flood of change.

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