Friday, July 13, 2012

the listeners by leni zumas

Pure poetry, The Listeners is a painfully realistic, gut-wrenching, and, lyrically written story of grief and forgiveness set in the Pacific Northwest, shifting between modern-day and the 1990s. Quinn defines herself with two tragedies: the break-up of her semi-successful band after a violent accident, and the sudden and equally violent childhood loss of her younger sister. Now in her early thirties, Quinn is the quintessential self-loathing guilt-ridden survivor, and she spares herself nary an ounce of sadomasochistic punishment. Click here for a full review. Give this to readers that like dark poetry (or just dark)and fans of The Talk Funny Girl. Grade 10+