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DOWNLOAD ´ The Twelve-Mile Straight REVIEW å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Eleanor Henderson Nd a truck down the Twelve Mile Straight the road to the nearby town In the aftermath the farm’s inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fracturedDespite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can under the roof of her mercurial fat. I came to respect and appreciate this novel than it promised in its opening pages But I never did come around to liking it exactly Which I daresay is the author s intentMs Henderson testifies to this on the back cover I wanted to capture the innocence of those country stories and also to fracture it Fracture it she does far beyond a funhouse mirror and into a thousand jagged shardsThis is a punishing book Oh it s easy enough to read and for the most part smoothly told in its construction The end is a relief and a release as it s hard to imagine much worse could happen to the characters that surviveCan fiction be penance I had the distinct sense during The Twelve Mile Straight that I was reading a writer s attempt to turn over every rock and bring to light every transgression and injustice real and imagined that her relatives might have been connected to Her scholarship is so thorough that it s hard to discern where the history gives way to fictionImpressive as this is there is a fundamental flaw in how she has conceived of her story The third person omniscient voice spanning lifetimes and contracting back and forth across decades allows the reader to remain removed from the characters The overriding and overwhelming sentiment is Gosh how terrible and this over and over and over and over again And againIt s like a Christopher Nolan movie expertly constructed and yet so singularly minded that it contains almost no relief or humor to elevate or vary its thematic insistence And unlike a Chris Nolan movie a novel isn t finished in 130 odd minutesIt s called realism I can hear the retort Well no Surely even the most disadvantaged of our fellow human beings experience relief diversion and distraction than what is doled out to the characters here Think of favela boys piecing together a makeshift pelota out of paper and rubber bands In 500 pages I experienced precisely one passage which allowed for delight in the experience of a character All this monolithic purpose becomes mainly a testament to the author s tenacity and in turn to the reader s superiority We remain at the advantage and remove of History bestowing precious little on these characters apart from sympathy and pity But the worst of this reading experience is not emotional redundancy the worst of it is that almost nowhere in the narrative can the reader find herself Almost entirely missing from these pages is the shock of recognition and identification that calls the reader to account a challenge that unsettles her where she sits today and which marks the very best of fictionThere is a whole strain of this infecting contemporary fiction a tendency to confuse misery for verisimilitude this includes such critical darlings as A Little Life and Imagine Me Gone Ms Henderson s achievement in historical fiction is much greater than these however and I suspect a great many readers will enjoy it as a kind of guilt tripWhile I am not sorry to have read the book I will not recommend it It contains much to admire but it has little to offer NutJob of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fracturedDespite the prying eyes and curious whispers The Blindfold's Eyes:My Journey from Torture to Truth of the townspeople Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can under the roof La fotografía paso a paso. 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