Whaley’s debut novel is a fascinating blend of first person narrative, memories, and dreams, interspersed with separate chapters throughout the narrator’s story that tell a seemingly unconnected but vital part of the story. The novel is incredibly sharp, and Whaley writes stream of consciousness very well, but it is Cullen’s strong voice that really pulls the story together and keeps the tone consistent in this bizarre, thoughtful, and surprisingly humorous story. If John Green and A.S. King were to ever write a novel together, it might be something like Where Things Come Back.
Cover Comments: I love the blue background and how everything is written on the bird's silhouette. Beautiful.
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