Memory. Lovers of language will relish Cynthis Ozick’s novel titled, Antiquities. Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie struggles to write a memoir and encounters challenging aspects of his fading memory. Ozick reveals the pervasive aspects of anti-Semitism that defined the culture of Temple Academy for Boys, where Petrie had been a trustee. Ozick does more in writing a short phrase than many writers achieve in dozens of pages. The result is a story rich in irony and packed with insight.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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