Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Snow Queen

Light. Readers who enjoy finely written prose are those most likely to enjoy reading Michael Cunningham’s novel, The Snow Queen. Set in hip Brooklyn, the novel presents the contemporary life of a closely knit non-traditional family. Protagonist Barrett Meeks shares an apartment with his brother Tyler who lives there with his lover, Beth. Barrett and Beth work together in the vintage shop of another character Liz, whose current paramour is more than twenty years her junior. There’s a yearning among all these characters for coolness and meaning, yet their behavior remains more adolescent than adult. After being dumped by another boyfriend, Barrett pauses in the park to look up and observes a light than both captures his attention and disturbs him. Is this the light that erases the feelings of darkness? Beth’s cancer draws all the characters away from themselves and toward understanding. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Snow Queen from

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