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Posted January 5, 2008
In contrast to the other reviewers....
I found the dreamy prose of Eve Green to be highly satisfying. Fletcher has Eve narrate just as anyone reminiscing might, holding a conversation with the reader: she discusses the matters of today, and then flows back to her memories that have shaped who she is today. In fact, I found that often the back- and-forth narration marked a consistent contrast that maintained order in the book: each memory provoked a present-day thought, which led naturally to another memory. I was certainly never lost, and the book has held my attention for multiple rereadings. I also very much enjoyed Fletcher's close attention to detail, which makes her prose vivid, delightful and beautiful to read, and perfectly fits the child's-eye view that Eve shares with us as she recounts the events that shaped her first year in Wales. Overall, the book's themes, while not particularly unique, are expressed in a wonderfully new way, and Fletcher's ability to uncover for her reader multiple stories (Eve's current life with Daniel and an upcoming baby, Eve's childhood in Wales, and the story of Eve's parents) is remarkable. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.