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Enon by Paul Harding

Enon - Paul Harding

bookshelves: net-galley, autumn-2013, published-2012, recreational-drugs, e-book, families, teh-demon-booze, slit-yer-wrists-gloomy

Read from September 07 to 09, 2013

Uncorrected proof ARC from Random House. Many thanks.

Opening: Most men in my family make widows of their wives and orphans of their children.

Charlie Crosby's descent into drugs and alcohol following his daughter's death is painful to read, however this tragic story is beautifully rendered.

Not having read Harding's Pulitzer winning novel Tinkers, I have to rely on others to tell me that Enon is set in the same town.  The writing is wonderful and one of the best examples of first person narrative I've run across, usually it is such a confining mode.

A quick read at only 256 pages.

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