Opening with the promise of a nation at the Age of Discovery and ending with that promise fulfilled, the gap between was filled with dramatic displays of suffering. Lori's life paralleled that of a nation that was perpetually disappointed by tragedy after tragedy until both came to a decade's end with the resolute ringing of The Last Bell.
In this story, we watch as a family is held hostage by secret shame, gain insight into a religion that continually disappoints, and observe how changing seasons change perspectives.
Lori is the friend that we have all known, but not too well. She never gets too close to others, except a few-who share in similar hushed secrets. We read of Lori's special coping mechanisms; the music of the times and the safety of the woods that both provide refuge from her tumultuous home life. Yet, while these coping mechanisms are very profound and unique to Lori, they are somehow universal to us all...
From the very beginning, I was intrigued by the play of Lori. She never seemed to lose her gift of playing like a little girl should. And music and rhyme was always a part of that play...whether it was in the basement with her brother or skiing with her friend, or tromping through the snow, rhythm was always timed with the fun-lovingness that seeped out of Lori... though some force seemed to always be trying to suppress it by the real life going on right above and all around her.
She engaged in imagination, but was never lost in it. She knew life was real, but she got to escape in the woods big enough to allow her imagination to grow and blossom. Sharing her search for something pure, I was caught up in her imagination as I read of her times of escape...but brought back quickly from her reveries, just as she was, by the dark stench of reality.
- A review by T. M. Day
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||Bookstand Publishing POD|
|Ano da edição||2010|
|Número de Páginas||162|
|Autor||Linda Keogy Cole|