Book review: Varina, by Charles Frazier

I am quite enjoying this recent trend for fictionalising the lives of real-life characters. My favourite still has to be Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife, which tells the story of a woman who, although she is given a different name, is based on the wife of George Bush Snr, Laura.
Another, even more contemporary account was Little Warrior by Giuseppe Catozzella, which told the devastating tale of Samia Omar, a young Olympic athlete from Somalia who died while making the journey to Europe to escape persecution in her homeland.
The latest book in this genre is the long-awaited new work by... read more

 
27 September 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 36
Source: Scotsman
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