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While England Sleeps by David Leavitt
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Sep 20, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction

Having stayed up too late to finish this book, I can't get to sleep now, troubled by the truth it tells of love being always out of sync. And the truth of hoping to be haunted by a long-lost love when, in fact, dead is dead. The narrator's fantasy in the final paragraph is powerful enough to bear the weight of the novel--a beautiful wish he can't let go of and that won't let go of him but that, either way, will never come true.
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