Top positive review
on October 15, 2017
I am a devoted fan of Peter Heller's novels. What intrigues me most is that he captures the chaos of the mind when beset with physical or psychological threat. His characters weigh alternatives under threat, assess options, make a plan, however tenuous, pray, and then jump over a proverbial cliff to see what wil happen.
Women are joyful, intelligent people who are not just along for the ride, they are intrinic to its direction and resolution. Heller's writing celebrates and respects women in all their diversity.
In Heller's books, the divine is praised and cursed equally, with the author firmly coming down on the side of divine intervention and hope.
Each book is a gem. This one is perhaps a bit wilder in style, but that same wildness suits the questions and passions of the creative processes Heller explores.