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Cold Skin by Steven Herrick
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Sep 10, 2009

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bookshelves: young-adult, verse
Read in September, 2009

The setting is a small town in Australia after WWII. The style is interesting, reminiscent of Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology, though with fewer characters. Free-form poetry rather than prose, it reads quickly. Since it is told from each person's perspective, we get a sense of what happens inside each person. I think that's the point of the story, what is really going on, what people really want or settle for, how you can't really know about a person, or sometimes even yourself.
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