Get ready for crow season!
Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
“There was something wrong with his eye, the one that faced the window and found its own reflection in the darkness of the pane. It looked as though it had been beaten, broken, reassembled. Its white was discoloured and it drooped within its socket, giving a new note to his face, of belligerent reproach. His shoes were made of a shiny black leather and looked as though they had never been worn.”
I have been reading through reviews and was suprised that none have mentioned a comparison to Gunter Grass. As I sat reading Pavel & I, it brought me back to a book I read over 25 years ago, the tin drum. And it was not just the midget. It is a fantastic read which leaves you with something when you’ve finished. Thank you and I hope there are more to come.
Thank you for the comment, Margaret. Yes, I am a big fan of The Tin Drum — glad to hear that some of its energy rubbed off!