This is the story of a woman whose life is shaped by tragedy. Quinn is thirtysomething, a survivor of a fractured and eccentric childhood marred by the death of her younger sister. Twenty years later, she
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Meh. The good first: I got this book through Indispensable and the packaging is fantastic. The cloth cover with the imprint and the uncut pages. The not-quite-full-sized-hardcover size. Swoon. And the font! Styled yet familiar and readable. I am certain that the packaging was the only reason I finished this book.
Other than that, this book lacks. The writing was overly deliberate and MFA-y styled in a way that was at first distracting and then became unpleasant. There was weird pacing in which mo
I would love, love, love to give this more stars. I feel ripped up about it. I love the language here, it makes everything unfamiliar, and wonderful, the strange world building vocabulary of children, of course it calls attention to itself and I thought it was amazing and enchanting.
However it didn’t all add up for me. Quinn’s tragedies. It was like stepping into a fog, seeing glimpses at a time, fitting those images together, performing math with them, and understanding in the end what all thes
Followers of my reviews know that I’m a sucker for novels with disjointed storylines which connect slowly as you proceed through the book. Which means that The Listeners is perfect. Unfortunately due to the nature of the book, if I describe the plot I will give away the story and it’s best if you read it in order to put the pieces together. Hell I would say avoid reading the blurb because you don’t even know the main protagonist’s name till you’re way into the book
The chapters are brief – the lo