City in a Forest Kindle Edition
|Length: 211 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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About the Author
Finalist for a Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award
“…a compelling novel addressing the complexities of racial inequities, friendship, child sexual abuse, and privilege.” –Libby Ware, author of Lum: A Novel
“City in a Forest engages us in the myriad ways that our ideas of home can keep us down, and lift us higher. An observant, compassionate debut.” –Jessica Handler, author of The Magnetic Girl--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File size : 965 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Black Rose Writing; 1st edition (September 19, 2019)
- Publication date : September 19, 2019
- Print length : 211 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07TLZJBB8
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1684333180
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #945,839 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The characters are rich and multifaceted – there are no simply stereotypes in this engrossing novel. I especially appreciated being drawn into the mind and heart of an artist, seeing how artists create, how ideas form and manifest into the physical world through their hands/bodies. I also liked how the author wrote about the complexities of a marriage; she did not skim over the surface of relationships but wrote of the challenges and how they can be worked through so both partners are in a better place.
Technique-wise, the author uses a lot of metaphors which add to the imagery of the story. If you are a fellow writer, you might have fun seeing how she connects various non-related objects to bring images to life. Here’s an example: “’I don’t know.’” The words came fast and dark as a warning clap of thunder.”
I recommend this novel as a way to see how trauma can affect us and yet be lessened as we move toward healing, to see the power of individuals when we work together, and to engage fully in another part of this beautiful country.
Pinholster studied with Lauren Groff, and has the same, slightly overdone, use of metaphor. The story is intriguing and ultimately satisfying. A book for lovers of Groff and stories of the south.
Can't wait to see the movie, as the book lends itself perfectly for one. I call Viola Davis for Arden and Jessica Chastain for Parker.
I couldn't connect to this story.