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The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey
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A gently-written novel about heartache and healing. Question: What does a mother do when her only son is in prison with a life sentence? Answer: She buys a crumbling shack by the sea and builds a labyrinth in the backyard. To proceed, she must become part of the little seaside community. Her neighbours are, quite frankly, a strange lot. But who is she to judge, given her curious childhood as the daughter of the chief medical officer of an asylum? One by one, she attracts various odd-bods to the project: the shy teenager, Lexie; the illegal immigrant, Jurko; the aloof neighbour, Ray. The activity of making something draws them together and gives everyone a sense of purpose and hope. This is a spiritual project as much as it is a physical one. Somewhere amongst the chaos, she also rediscovers herself.

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Reading Progress

September 12, 2021 – Started Reading
September 16, 2021 – Shelved
September 16, 2021 – Shelved as: 2021-books
September 16, 2021 – Finished Reading

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