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Avoids sentimentality through solid insights......
on March 2, 2016
Well told tale, fully realized. This is about the tragic death of a child through violence, and how grief takes its' full measure from the surviving members of the family. It is also about acceptance, letting go, and moving on in life, as well as death. The narrator is the child victim who keeps checking in on her family and the investigation from a place described as a "personal heaven". This moves the story from just another sad crime drama to the realm of fantastical realism. Even as a non believer, I thought it was creatively done, and translated to the movie quite beautifully.
This story avoids sentimentality through solid insight into the family dynamic. Overall, a good read.