The Banshee of Machrae

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 12 Sep 2018

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Oh, man, I am so glad I downloaded this one! So much fun! I really had no idea what to expect and was worried it would end up a bodice ripper, but nope! It's actually pretty thought provoking and intelligent! The Machrae family has a banshee and after Kalen's maybe fatal car accident, Emerson, his girl friend and the last person to speak to him before his car goes over the bridge, meets the banshee and gets to see several possible outcomes for Kalen. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to read this last month.. It would have made a great Halloween read! But anytime works as well, I suppose! Fun read and quick!
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A well-crafted and evocative meditation of a novel on might-have-beens, what-ifs, and the nature of people to wonder what their lives could have been like but for one moment or decision. Each what-if centers around a single family, the Machraes, and what may have led to the death of young Kalen Machrae in multiple possible timelines, as narrated by his lover, as viewed by an outsider, as experienced by his family. Condit's language is lovely: there are "kittens of flame" and an autumnal yard is a "sheet of copper."
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