Tuesday 8 January 2008

Great Novel

Finished January 8
Winterton Blue by Trezza Azzopardi
I should have guessed how good this book would be since I read her Remember Me, which was great. Here, she has two main characters. Anna is a young woman whose mother, Rita, has a large influence on her life. Rita is impetuous, flirty, and loud. Anne is embarrassed by her behaviour but finds it difficult to say why.
Lewis is influenced unduly by the untimely death of his twin brother twenty years before. He has tried to escape it, but finds that it still follows him and influences how he feels about his environment.
As he struggles to come to terms with the reality of what happened and Anna struggles to accept her mother as she is, they meet and immediately recognize something in each other.
This is more than a love story, and Azzopardi does it very well. While it is early days yet, I think this will end up on my top reads for the year.

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