I am now into reading a new book by Barbara Kingslover.
There are so many things that the story has in common with my past life that it is giving me bad dreams. I can’t remember them so that’s ok.
The book is bifurcated. First we get a chapter of a modern day family that has hit hard times.
Then it switches to a past life in the same location, a tumbling down house of brick with many leaks and no foundation under the add on kitchen. Even our family built log cabin was sturdier than that.
I am reading only the first story and marking where the even chapters are so if I decide to go back and read the past story I can.
I probably won’t.
The story of the present day family includes battles with the government to get a wheel chair bound elderly man on Medicaid. There is an abandoned baby for Grandma to raise, A rebel girl who thought living in Cuba was just the ticket. An economical downturn and job insecurity.
Barbara really pulls out all the stops.
She even takes a stab at The Orange One, and has her characters open mouthed in disbelief at the rise of a bully to high office.
There has been so much great fodder for a writer in the political field I guess she could not resist at taking some potshots at the Republicans and the right wing voters. I am nearly at the end of the book, but will continue my assessment after it is done.
Now that I have read all that I am going to read in this book, I must say that I am glad that the author vented her spleen on recent politics.
There is nothing like the validation for the average person than to have a best selling author agree with her.
Barbara Kinsolving thought Trump was a lunatic and I thought we were in trouble at the top. I still think he is bat shit crazy and dangerous.
The bool is Unsheltered.