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Deep. Understanding. Tenderness. And full of very quiet moments of Kaixa.
That is what you can see in “Parallel coordinates” – a special re-edition of “5 time zones, 10 hours of flight time and a self-contained eyelash”.
With a completely new look with a “strange” idea from the editorial Bloom Books, The parallel coordinates will send you a reminder of a strong bond, through space and time in between. past and present, between Paris and Hanoi – two “resident coordinates” associated with the author Kaixa.
“One can do so many things with the iron and blue chair in the Tuileries Garden. Sit up and read, watch the sky, watch the people, watch the ducks swim in the fountains, the long lines in front of the Amorino ice cream vans, in front of the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Jeu de Center Paume, or shoots a couple whispering on another nearby chair.
Teenage angst in the face of a terrible parental marriage is beautifully rendered in this tale of 15-year-old Maisie.
Helmet hair, Russian cosmonauts, green wallpaper – Bottner paints 1960’s Bronx with bold descriptive strokes that set the scene for high school freshman Maisie who is tortured by her unpredictable and often cruel mom, neglected by her skirt-chasing dad and misunderstood by her sullen, secretive brother.
I love this novel so much; it’s both beautiful and gripping. It’s lyrical and full of tension, which is so rare, and hard to achieve as a novelist. It is truly a literary masterpiece. I highly recommend this book, especially for these time, when people are finding it hard to focus. This is a fast read, and you will finish it feeling changed, uplifted and inspired.