Bone Gap, by Laura Ruby

18806240I know I’m late to the party with this one, but what a good book. It seriously took my breath away. Definitely a book that makes me dizzy with happiness as a reader and despairing as writer because there is no way I could do this. Not in a million, trillion years.

So basically, the best kind of book.

The story is multi-perspective. It contains magical realism and lyrical language. It treats love (both romantic and familial) as powerful and unexplainable. Also allusions to the Persephone myth abound throughout the narrative – even some I didn’t know about. Intrigued yet? If not, can I politely ask what’s wrong with you?

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