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How Fires End by Marco Rafalà
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In How Fires End, we meet two generations of Sicilian born men, Salvatore, the father, and the son who is Sicilian American. The book begins with the perspective of David who is a pretty interesting teen who is raised by his overbearing father who seems to have a lot of baggage and heartache from the World War. David clashes with another boy named Tony, who constantly bullies him. This ends in a pretty awful encounter, which was spoiled in the plot description, much to my chagrin. The book then shifts to the perspective of the father during the war. The book was well written, but I wish the book had started with the father's story and then went into the son's story. It just seemed sort of anticlimactic to have a big event happen at the beginning then have it followed by the pretense of the situation.
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Reading Progress

May 9, 2019 – Started Reading
May 9, 2019 – Shelved
May 10, 2019 – Finished Reading

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