Sunday, July 17, 2011

Free and Other Stories

Free and Other Stories by Anika Nailah
Weight: 10.4 oz
Method of Disposal: Leaving somewhere

This book snuck onto my shelves and hid there for years. I am pretty sure I bought it when it was on a bargain rack without really even understanding what it was about or what type of book it was. I picked up at random a couple weeks ago, and it read fast so I just kept going. The first couple pages seemed contrived and did not hold my attention, but then I was thrown into all sorts of places with all sorts of people, and I liked it. I was hanging out with a drunk a man trying to be a part of something. I was furious with the adults in my life for not protecting my dog, rather they got rid of him. I was grieving and hysterical. This book covers a lot of ground with few words.

The last story told by a woman whose mother had just died is the one that is sticking with me right now. It was so sad. She was laughing at the funeral and acting up. Her family was embarrassed and did not understand exactly how deep her mourning went or how great of a relationship she obviously had with her mom. It hurt to read, but it was beautiful.

If you would like to own this book let me know before I release it somewhere.

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