The title Unspeakable Things by Kathleen Spivack isn’t misleading.
Don’t fool yourself into believing this book will be an upper – at least not in terms of your mood.
Unless, of course, your mood is positively affected by beautiful language, unusual plotlines, and any tendency toward daring literature.
The language is this book reaches poetic heights that will thrill those who speak English, breaks new ground in the genre of magical realism and it does it all within the boundaries of difficult themes like immigration, survival and pedophilia and spins on the recognition of the destructive underbelly of secrets kept.
I adore Spivack’s literary skills.
I hope she takes on something that will appeal to a broader audience in the near future (though I urge readers to stretch a bit and try this one, too!)
Having said that, even if you think this book isn’t your cup of tea, track Spivack’s literary progress.
She is a not-to-be missed new star that shines and sighs on the literary horizon.
A New Author That Shines and Sighs on the Literary Horizon
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning series of HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers.