Exposed. Vacations can do so much for us and to us. Delia Ephron uses a vacation in Sicily as the way to expose the pretenses in marital relationships. In her novel titled, Siracusa, Ephron alternates narrators to present different views on the action, the intentions and the impact of what happens while these characters are on vacation. Modern relationships can be complicated, and Ephron takes that complexity and reveals it with scathing simplicity. Take a vicarious and dark vacation, one you are not likely to emulate willingly, and read this novel as a perfect respite from your world and your relationships. When you finish, life will seem so perfect.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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