What Happens at Night by Peter Cameron
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When we were looking for our first home, I read House of Leaves
and had crazy dreams. It might be that the week of an adoption home
study is not the week to read this novel - or the most perfect week!
"The man" and "The woman" are in an unnamed Northern or is it Eastern
European country to bring home the baby they are adopting. The journey
has been long and once they arrive, nothing seems right and things get
stranger and stranger....
I spent some of my reading experience
as investigator, where are they? Some clues had me convinced of Finland
or Estonia. Someplace with washed up circus performers, lichen schnapps,
endless course meals, and shady businessmen. Other times I was reading
like mad to see what would happen next. Some bits made me laugh and at
one point I called the book wackadoodle, and it is, but it's also
sometimes poignant or beautiful or dreamlike.
This is the first
book I've read from this author but I've had an earlier work on my TBR
for a long time. I'll be checking it out sooner now!
This came out August 4 from Catapult and they did send me a copy ahead of time.
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