“Slouka’s storytelling is sure and patient, deceptively steady and devastatingly agile. Like Ray, the profoundly lovable hero, “Brewster” is full of secrets, and they are tragic ones: there is no sadder fate than being hated by someone who should love you. Yet the story manages to transcend its hopeless circumstances. All the tender feelings these kids’ parents should feel for them are transferred to us. We love them. They are our children, and in loving them, they are saved, and so are we.”
Reviewer: Eleanor Henderson @eleanorofithaca
Book: Brewster (Harcourt) by Mark Slouka
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