Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Jennifer Haigh _Faith_ Harper Perennial

From absolutely one of the most intelligent and satisfying writers in English today, Jennifer Haigh's novel Faith models nearly flawless storytelling.

With most of the action set in 2002, with the Catholic priest accusations in full swing, the novel follows the distressing accusations leveled toward Father Arthur Breen, told through the voice and first-person perspective of his half-sister, Sheila.

Haigh's writing is analytical and piercing, and the overall shape of the book and the way information is revealed carefully and vividly achieve poetic effects.

This is storytelling at its best: fiction that also forms serious thought.

Read this book.

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