Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

In 6th place for best fiction of 2012:

This novel follows the story of June as she comes to term with the death of her Uncle. Recently passed from AIDS in the 80's, June has to cope with learning things about her family she wasn't ready to learn and ignorance of the newly rampant disease. Perhaps, with time, developing friendships will help her find her way.
I'm not sure what I thought I'd get from this novel. I definitely didn't expect to being dealing with the ignorance of 1980's America. This novel has something interesting to say about how people dealt with "the AIDS," but, on top of that, it deals with the misunderstandings of family. More importantly, how our family can be our only link to unconditional love that drives away loneliness.

Let's be honest, you're not going to pick this novel up and end up on a roller coaster of action. Mostly, it's like sitting for cigarettes with an art major discussing philosphy.

It's slow and it sometime seems to go off on tangents, but it has something interesting to say about life if you want to take the time to listen.

Therefore, when it comes to Tell the Wolves I'm Home?

Shut Up and Read It.

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