Puppets. Pick a sunny day to read Jesse Ball’s latest novel, The Curfew. There’s despair and darkness in a city under authoritarian rule. In this dystopian setting, William and Molly, father and daughter, try to carve out a life rooted in their love for each other. Ball’s lyrical writing contrasts with the bleak context, and the puppet show at the end of the novel allows a fantasy to pull the story together. Readers who like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road are likely to enjoy this novel.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
Click here to purchase The Curfew from amazon.com.