Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A novel not to be overlooked

Seldom do I read a book in one sitting and rarely am I haunted by the characters afterwards, but this was the case for Esi Edugyan's The Second Life of Samuel Tyne. It is masterfully written and touching.

"He was really like two men at this point, for no single life seemed right for him. He felt himself to be much more than what others gave him credit for, than what he gave himself credit for, than what life was letting him be. There was such feeling in him, in all of us, he thought, and what kind of God would tempt us with such potential and not give us the chance to fulfill it." (p. 136)

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