Monday, March 16, 2009

To Feather a Nest, a Wild Goose Chase

“The Cradle” has enough drama to fill 700 pages. But Somerville focuses solely on life’s catalysts — those unpredictable catastrophes, coincidences and revelations that suddenly bring our pasts into focus, destabilize our presents and make our futures appear random and chaotic.

As a writer, I’m still wondering how Somerville created this exquisitely complex story on such a small canvas. As a reader, I’m glad he did.

- Dean Bakopoulos,

Read the review here.

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