Wednesday, December 24, 2014
REVIEW: I, ANNA by Elsa Lewin
REVIEW: I, ANNA A very absorbing novel in which couches a mystery--mysterious to the police, to the neighbors, to the estranged family--but understood by the reader. The author, Elsa Lewin, demonstrates a keen understanding of the extremes to which emotional illness, grief, and sorrow, will drive us, and some of the possible paths by which that will happen. I would not call this a novel of redemption; but rather a novel of gritty realism. I can safely label this "New York Noir," so know going in, that you will find neither fairy tale delights nor happy endings here. But you may come away with a deeper understanding of human frailty.