Lanny: A Novel by Max Porter - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781644450208
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 21st, 2020

A book of voices, past, present, and mythical that inhabit a small country village, and the air fills with them when a small boy goes missing. The boy is completely in sync with the wild nature of his surroundings and mischievous as he is, may have awakened the ancient spirit of Dead Papa Toothwort. Through this setting Porter explores the human psyche and how the collective voice in a society can run riot and whispers can run like brush fires. And, just as powerfully, the visual way some of the verses throughout the book are displayed adds to the novel in a unique and satisfying way. I loved this book deeply and highly recommend. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty

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