Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Raw. Don’t even think about reading Paul Harding’s excellent novel, Enon, if you are grieving the death of someone close to you. Protagonist Charlie Crosby is overwhelmed by the sudden accidental death of his daughter, Kate. Harding draws readers into Charlie’s first year of loss during which his life spins out of control. The raw emotions and despair overpower Charlie and will touch deeply any empathetic reader. Harding’s earlier novel, Tinkers, won the Pulitzer, and the protagonist of that novel is Charlie’s grandfather, George. Harding writes with great skill and injects every sentence with energy and careful selection of language. Any reader who appreciates fine prose and the exploration of the depths and richness of human behavior will find much to enjoy in this novel. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Enon from amazon.com.

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