Ensemble. For those readers who find pleasure in spending time with an ensemble of interesting characters, consider reading Stephen McCauley’s novel titled, My Ex-Life. The central characters are undergoing dramatic changes in their lives and that provides the tension for the plot. Secondary characters provide terrific comic relief and reduce focus on looming deadlines in the lives of the protagonists. Underlying these relationships there is a deep caring for others that shows up in many forms. The setting, a seaside Massachusetts town, is presented with just enough detail to become vivid for readers.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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