Wednesday, February 10, 2016

a comedy about suicide.

I am always looking for novels with a unique storyline, if you are the same you must check out A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell which came out in paperback last month.

This novel is set in 1999. Back in 1999 my mom had our basement packed with canned goods and thermal sleeping bags. In this story, three sisters are planning their suicide. Tomato, tomato. But on a more serious note, Lady, Vee, and Delph live together in Manhattan, and considering their family history, know that one or all will succumb to the family curse of dying by their own hand, so they decide to die together. Stop the madness. End the bloodlines. But before they go through with it, they take readers back in time, telling their family history from the beginning. I don't know how a story can be hilarious and depressing at the same time, but Mitchell makes it happen. I spent the entire novel hoping the sisters would find a light out of such darkness.

No comments: