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The Small Backs of ChildrenThe Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Lidia Yuknavitch is perhaps the most underrated writer in America today. Her beautiful memoir, The Chronology of Water, demonstrated her raw talent with language and evoking powerful scenes that are haunting and terrible. In this powerful novel, a photojournalist snaps a photo of a young girl just at the moment her family is obliterated in an explosion behind her. The picture and the girl haunt the photojournalist and many others in her life, and ultimately they decide to find and "rescue" the girl from her war-torn country. The novel becomes a powerful meditation on faith, hope, art, war, and life, written in beautiful poetic language that does not mask the horror of the situation. Highest recommendation.



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