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Archive for the ‘Zimbabwe’ Category

Dawn Garisch’s “Trespass” an accomplishment of note

When it comes to book discussions, much is made of voice. In Trespass, Dawn Garisch delivers, and it’s pitch perfect. So much so, I could really “hear” this voice in my mind’s ear, this fifty-something woman, stuck in the first half of the 20th century, empty of hope, full of regret. Her reproaches (“silly girl; stupid, stupid girl!”), her long conversations with God, her naïve world view, her self-flagellation, strict judgmental attitude and an overarching fear and yearning combine to paint probably the most vivid character I have read this year. (more…)

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