Speaking of Michael D. O’Brien, I just finished reading his newest offering…
This could be a good Christmas gift.
No, you tender lib snowflakes out there. It’s not about Donald Trump.
It is quite touching. I don’t like spoilers, so I won’t say much about it. What I can say is that it is about identity and rediscovery. There is a wounded soul and an unlikely redemptive figure. It has all the usual poetry and mystic touches for which O’Brien’s books are known.
Another great thing about this new book: It’s only 280 pages long! For O’Brien that’s like a haiku. Many of his books could serve as cornerstones of buildings. Did he listen to his editor? Is he experimenting with the genre of (Relatively) Short Story? Whatever the reason, he moves along at a good pace in this one.