Annie's Ghost by Robert Ian Heslop
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of Annie’s Ghost
A literary novella, which delves deeply into three major characters: Annie, her husband John, and visitor Will, exploring their character evolution, using as the backdrop a Vermont mountain snowstorm, and the poetry of John Donne.
Annie is a teacher of special needs children, on leave due to surgery. She and her husband live in a lovely farmhouse on the mountain, at her husband’s wish. She is happy in her life, on the surface, but the arrival of young Will, who claims to have wrecked his pickup in the driving snowstorm, reveals dropped stitches, missed cues, and some middle-aged dissatisfaction. Will’s presence over several days presents her with some new options; and her choice will reveal her character-and his.
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