Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Life in a Haunted House by Norman Prentiss

My mother believed that high school graduations were sad occasions.  “For a lot of kids, those were the worst years of their lives, and for a few others,” she’d say, “those were the best.”

This book is about the former.  Broadly, what it’s like to be obsessed by an artist, in this case a motion picture director; how easily we misunderstand people, especially our friends; and how horrible it can be to be a teenager in high school.
It’s also about a son desperate to forge a connection with his father.

I have long been a fan of Mister Prentiss.  This latest effort does not disappoint.  As always, his writing is elegant.  He is capable of absolute emotional truth without a gram of sentimentality.

Get this book.

Disclaimer: I gladly received an advanced review copy of this book.

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