Midwinter by Fiona Melrose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is probably more of a 3.5 star read for me, rounded up, because I stalled in a major way at one point, and didn't think the dips into Zambia were necessary (in fact it felt a bit like using the "other" as the easy villain when there are worse villains at hand - alcoholism, poverty, disappointment.) Other than my minor complaints, I enjoyed the focused story of a father and son dealing with grief and anger and struggling through two major incidents in their lives, one more recent than the other. It helped to have the chapters alternate between father and son.
I would look forward to another book by this author.
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