Thursday, April 8, 2010

In the Company of Angels

Freedom. Thomas Kennedy’s novel, In the Company of Angels, has finally been published in the United States. I can’t recall the last time I read as finely written a novel whose characters are as wounded as those in this book. Set in Copenhagen, Nardo is in a long term therapeutic recovery from torture in Chile. Michela has suffered physical abuse and the loss of a child. As each struggles with the effects of brutality, Nardo and Michela feel the glimmers of what freedom might be like. Their relationship and others are explored with great care. Readers who appreciate good writing and who want to spend some hours immersed in the lives of deeply troubled people are likely to enjoy this novel.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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