End. It’s rare for a debut novel by a young writer to be able to capture the quality of reflections toward the end of a long life. In her novel titled, The Dependents, Katherine Dion describes the ways in which protagonist Gene learns what life is all about after many years of marriage. Following the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene tries to focus on happy memories, but friends and his daughter, Dary, help him understand all that he didn’t know about himself, Maida and Dary. The prose is finely written and should appeal to those readers who enjoy literary fiction.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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