Review: The Painted Room: A Tale of Mantua by Inger Christensen

The Painted Room: A Tale of Mantua The Painted Room: A Tale of Mantua by Inger Christensen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Inger Christensen does not fail me on the first day of 2010. She my patron saint of peeling paint and intrigue and loftiness. This is the plottiest plot I’ve ever loved and I love it for its swiftness and obliqueness and because it reminds me of Gabriel García Márquez. This is the year of the fool and foolish accounts. This is the year of sour wine that blossoms sweetly. This is the year of Maria. Call us Maria. Call all of us one name.

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