Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"Silkie" by Anne-Marie Cusac

SilkieSilkie by Anne-Marie Cusac
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a frighteningly beautiful book, based on old, oral, Celtic legends and folktales, of a "bad girl" with a good heart, of illicit love, of the difficulty of following the call of your heart, and of the comfort -- and discomfort -- of living in the skin we're in.

Anne-Marie Cusac's "Silkie" is smart, and sensual, and funny, and sad, and scary. It is a beautiful and emotional work that tells us not only about its characters, but about its author. And, if you're paying attention, it will tell you something about yourself.

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