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- ASIN : B08K5FRQ9S
- Publisher : Willow River Press (October 6, 2020)
- Publication date : October 6, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1565 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 268 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1950502309
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #605,329 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Though IN OUR BONES is the author’s debut novel, the quality of prose and the pungent content announce a writer of significance on the scene. Pernell has written articles about gardening and adoption, but this is her auspicious introduction to the world of writing novels.
Bracing prose is evident from the outset of this excellent novel, when after an introduction to the main character, Lauren, we read: ‘Blinding warm sunshine blasted the open door as she stepped inside. A huge window dominated the royal purple bathroom with crystal suncatchers filling the glass, splitting the light into its constituent parts and sending rainbows dancing across the walls. This room was Lauren’s favorite. She’d never had the money to fix up her whole house the way she’d wanted, but her dad had found the claw foot tub and pedestal sink at an auction and restored them to their former glory. Before he got sick, Dale did things like that for her all the time. He was an attentive father to both Lauren and her sister, Rachel. Though it seemed there was always a little something extra for her, as if he was trying to make up for some wrong he thought he’d committed. Lauren could never tell him why things really changed between them…’ Facile and eloquent writing make the inherent challenging messages of this story a solid entry into contemporary literature.
The author’s pertinent and topical views about the world in which we live flow forth in a compelling story: ‘Lauren’s happy childhood on a farm in Minnesota is shattered after an assault during her teen years, and she retreats into her own world as America falls apart. Hers was the last generation to grow up before the economic collapse that followed the Corona pandemic. Amidst roiling climate chaos, the government has been taken over by extremists, incompetents, and con-men who tear the country apart while clinging to power. Lauren is swept up in the madness when she falls for the wrong man. She’s looking for love and safety, but Bryan becomes distant and abusive as he obsesses over White Sharia and deepens his ties to the racist patriot militia group. Lauren worries about the safety of her sister and nephew, who is mixed-race. Will Lauren escape from Bryan and keep her nephew safe from danger? In a world where values are tested and morality is unsettlingly murky, Lauren must break free from the constraints in her mind to protect her family.’
This is a dynamic and richly controversial novel that deserves our close attention. Very highly recommended. Grady Harp, October 20
For a piece of fiction, I have not come across something that is so ingrained in what is happening in our country today. I have read a couple other stories that are focused on COVID and the impact it has had on our country, but this is the first one to look at EVERYTHING that is happening and give us a possible future that seems all too real. In a way, I feel like this is a cautionary tale: we are rapidly approaching an election that really will define out country in many different ways. The events from this story are chilling because we can see those things happening today, and the possibility of our country ending up like the one in this book could be determined in the next few weeks. I highly encourage all to read this, and as you are turning the pages ask yourself what you want our country to look like.
Such topics are related to our human nature and how our physique will forever be changed. This due to two approaches: the first one revolves around new issues born out of the crisis. The second one is the emerge of hidden or disguised troubles: this book is what this is about. It is about an individual with personal issues –like all of us –who faces the grim future—brilliantly written and developed. I liked it a lot.