Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Better MotherThe Better Mother by Jen Sookfong Lee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Living in a world of his own making and escaping from a house in which he never belonged are his two successes. (p. 14-5)

Leaving was one of two choices. He could stay, and work in the curio shop for the rest of his life. He would marry a girl he barely knew or barely tolerated, and live in this house with his parents, eating the same food, staring at them staring at him. If he left, non one would notice him. He would be invisible, moving around this city or another one, one body among many - life unseen, life unplanned. If he left, he could be anonymous for a time, observing and quiet. And then he could create a new Danny, one who took the world's most famous photographs, one who never thought of his parents at all. (p. 95)

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