Saturday, March 25, 2006

So Long See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell

Our book club selection this month was this slim novel by William Maxwell. I had read A Folded Leaf by Maxwell a bunch of years ago, and I don't remember much about it. This novel opens with the murder of a farmer that is narrated by a young boy who is a neighbor. Clearly a post-modern novel, the point of view shifts several times to present the events leading up to the murder and the years afterward. I enjoyed the style, although the characters are sometimes hard to keep straight through the shifting perspectives, which even include the point of view of the farm dog.

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