|Posted by Gina Schwartz on March 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM|
Beyond Molasses Creek
Three lives are bound by a single book . . . and the cleansing waters of Molasses Creek.
courtesy of Goodreads.
From just the blurb on the novel I oculd not tell what this novel was about but from the moment that I read the first few pages I abolutely loved it. The relationship betwen Ally and Vesey is compelling and fierce. The author is able to write about how they are drawn to each other the effects that their friendship has on them and those around them.
The story of Sunila is just as compelling and really spotlights the terror of living a life where therare are absolutely no options - a hell that you will never be able to get out of. As heartbreaking as the details of her story are what is even more terrifying is that this nightmare is lived by maybe millions of people accross the world who are forced to endure abominable conditions.
While the ending of the story is quite predictable what the story lacks in an ending that will surprise the reader it gains in just the beauty of the storytelling and the deep themes within the novel of love that will surpass all boundaries - race, caste, econcomic status and the deep humanity that knits us all together.
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