NECESSARY FICTION Reviews HOUSEBOUND

An excerpt from Michelle Bailat-Jones’s review:

The exceptional accomplishment of Housebound, however, is how it takes the novel’s revelations and turns them into the seeds of the family’s healing. Not through some easy or cheap emotional trick—in fact the path opened up for the characters is quite daunting, quite horrible—but in the way Gentry investigates each character’s complicated reaction, how particular these reactions turn out to be, how delicate and horrible and real they all feel. And Gentry elevates these moments with a language that is somehow a little awkward but still quite beautiful and easily understandable

[….]

Language that invites you to read and re-read, to look for hidden meanings and unexpected discoveries. Language that celebrates all that is complex and resists any movement toward fixed and trite resolutions.

Read the rest of the review HERE.

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