"First-novelist Innes-Brown is a fine writer, and fully succeeds in realizing her characters lives, yet her prose is sometimes emotionally desultory: a thick languor acts as a shell in which the intensities of her scenes and moments are glimpsed but not felt."
Inness-Brown (stories: Here
, 1994, etc.) offers a closely drawn, richly imagined study of two characters—a young man and the elderly woman who raised him—on a remote island in New England.
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