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Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert  Stone
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Dec 04, 2013

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Although this book was highly-rated in the NY Times, I struggled with it. It shouldn't take me three weeks to read a book less than 300 pages, but this was not a page-turner. The writing was smart, insightful and impressive. But despite the title, this is not a murder mystery. It is a contemplation on the age-old tragedy of a beautiful, young and fearless colleges student and her professor, a love affair that always goes wrong. It is about loss, aging, the allure of youth, religion and the war of ideologies. About breaking cycles, and the continuation of them. I'm glad to have read it, but I might have had better luck had I not been distracted with the holidays.
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December 4, 2013 – Started Reading
December 4, 2013 – Shelved
December 18, 2013 – Finished Reading

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