Wednesday, January 2, 2013
"Fresh, unexpected, and intentionally unsentimental." My Father's House gets Chicago Ex-Patriated. And likes it. A lot.
Quite a lot. Big thanks to Jamie Yates for the kind and insightful words and drinks on us for sure when next we meet. Cool? Good. Excerpt? Word.
"As I mentioned before, the narrator is emotional without veering into needlessly sentimental ruminations. As the novella unfolds, the actions and happenings themselves are strong enough to stand on their own without any added emotions. This is evident from the very beginning. The work is established with clinical details, and Tanzer is smart enough to let the reader determine his or her own emotional involvement in the proceedings."