Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Announcing Another RTG Title!

The latest RTG kit is A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. This book seems to be one you either love or hate, which, of course makes it highly discussable!

Ron Charles, in a review for the Washington Post, describes the book this way:
The novel is deliciously wicked and tense, presented as a series of sepia tableaux, interrupted by flashes of bright red violence. The whole thing takes place in a fever pitch of exquisite sensations and boundless grief in a place where "the winters were long, and tragedy and madness rose in the pristine air." The word "alone" spreads through these pages like mold in the cellar, until it's everywhere.

The stillness and whiteness of the Wisconsin setting eventually give way to the lush depravity of St. Louis, lined with music halls and opium dens. Much of this section takes place in "a tented, brocaded bedroom, like a palace abandoned before a revolution."
It certainly sounds intriguing, doesn't it?

The kit is being hosted by the Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham.

--Diane

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