Abandoned. After most readers absorb the first dozen pages or so of Salvatore Scibona’s novel titled, The Volunteer, we are hooked. After I was clobbered by the reality of a father abandoning his son at an airport, I wanted to know what this was all about. After many more pages, across multiple generations in many different places, I began to get comfortable with the ways a life can go wrong and how we can abandon others and they can abandon us. The prose is finely written, and fans of literary fiction will find much to like in this novel.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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