Fast paced, magical and a little bit soul-destroying.
“the finest dance hall in West Mayo full of Angus cattle, and there they would lie down and close their eyes chewing cud until they were turned out in the morning.”
What is it to be alive? Smith knows. Musing on what it is to be human and how both metaphorically and literally the season of autumn shapes us.
FUN FACT: McGregor is writing a series of short-stories as a prequel to the novel due for broadcast via radio later in the year!
Fridlund’s writing is precise and chilling, quietly mesmerizing as she submerges you in her subtle details, you feel as if you are there beside Linda.
“What could she know about the waves of time that simply come at a person, one after the other? What could she know about life as the temporary, always partial, survival of that process?”
“But the biggest lies are often the ones we tell ourselves.”