So Long, See You Tomorrow

I read They Came Like Swallows  and so when I saw So Long, See You Tomorrow for $5 in my local book store I had to have it.

I am amazed how much can be fitted into such a small space.

Here is the blurb …

 “This is one of the great books of our age. It is the subtlest of miniatures that contains are deepest sorrows and truths and love – all caught in a clear, simple style in perfect brushstrokes.”

Michael Ondaatje

On an Illinois farm in the 1920s, a man is murdered, and in the same moment the tenous friendship between two lonely boys comes to an end. In telling their interconnected stories, American Book Award winner William delivers a masterfully restrained and magically evocative meditation on the past. “A small, perfect novel.”–Washington Post Book World.

The writing is beautiful – each word appears to have been chosen with great care. It is quite a short novel and yet manages to convey so much about place, time and character.

This novel can be thought of as a sequel to The Come Like Swallows, but can easily be read alone.

I encourage everyone to read this novel – here are some better (and way more comprehensive reviews)

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