Thursday, August 26, 2021
Build Your House Around My Body
Disappearance. The disappearance of 22-year-old protagonist Winnie provides the main structure of Violet Kupersmith’s debut novel titled, Build Your House Around My Body. Winnie left the United States in 2010 to teach English in Vietnam and reconnect with that part of her heritage. Like the snakes that play prominent roles in this novel, Winnie wants to shed her current mixed-ethnic skin and become truly herself. Kupersmith’s prose is finely written and will please those readers who love literary fiction. The supernatural elements of the novel will appeal to those readers who enjoy a certain creepiness and otherworldly components in fiction. The story will likely appeal to any reader who loves folklore and appreciates a well-told tale. I was delighted by the skill with which Kupersmith tied all the pieces together. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Build Your House Around My Body from amazon.com.