A Heart So White

Paperback, 280 pages

English language

Published May 18, 2002 by New Directions Publishing Corporation.

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4 stars

This is an exceptional novel, and reading it was like getting acquainted with a stranger, whom I instantly know will be one of my dearest friends.

The title refers to a line in Macbeth and much of the plot (if you care to argue there is any plot at all) comes in fragmentary meditations on the meaning of the line as it plays out in various relationships: man and wife, father and son, two lovers. Of course, to me, the most fascinating meditations occurred during the episodes with the protagonist in his work as an interpreter.

The novel is rich in meaning and implication and I highly recommend it to anyone.


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