May 09, 2019JCLChrisK rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I'm so glad I was able to read this all in one sitting, because that's what it deserves. What it compels. There are ostensibly chapters, but they aren't really breaks and once you dive into the book you want to stay submerged until the end. Because you don't dive into a story so much as into a character, his jumble of thoughts and emotions as he grieves and grows. Avery's narration is stuttering and fragmentary, skipping from past to present, prose to poetry, context to context, perspective to perspective, and description to memory to commentary to imaginings. And it works beautifully. It is original and unique and immensely affecting. If you love to read you will love reading this.