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I gave this book 5 of 5 stars on Goodreads

This story is short for Morrison and offers what reads like a small slice of life. But, on further examination, it covers a full and varied cross-section of topics including southern life, siblings, eugenics, post-war trauma, family life, folk lore, loss, love, poverty, mental health, women’s health, childhood, war, education, country life, city life, and so much more.

A veteran and his sister are the central characters with distinct but always merging story-lines. In the end, it boils down to a little sister in crisis and the big brother who rescues her. She rescues him back in the end. The common thread in all of Morrison’s work, and this one is no different, is that she isn’t telling you how to feel, or what it all means. She’s just showing, conclusions to be drawn by the reader at their discretion.

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