By Margo Catts
“Tragedy and blessing. go away them by myself lengthy adequate, and it will get actual not easy to inform them apart.”
Elena Alvarez resides a cursed existence. From the lethal fireplace she by accident set as a baby, to her mother's abandonment, and now to an undesirable being pregnant, she understands greater than so much that small activities could have bad effects. pushed to the excessive mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado through her most up-to-date undesirable selection, she's rationale on eliminating the long run. possibly there she will simply conceal in her grandmother's remoted cabin and stay up for something–anything–to make her subsequent selection for her.
Instead, she is faced by way of reflections of her personal issues at any place she turns–the contemporary widower and his youngsters adrift in a replaced global, Elena's personal mysterious kinfolk heritage, and the interwoven lives in the city itself. little by little, Elena starts off to question her realizing of reason and impression, reexamining the tragedies she's hung on to and the injuries she's refused to permit heal.
But while the kids cross lacking, Elena's fragile new peace is shattered. it is just on the prospect of unpolluted loss and blame that she is going to become aware of the reality of the negative burdens we take upon ourselves, the way in which tragedy and redemption are necessarily intertwined–and how curses can occasionally result in advantages, although disguised.
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Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel by Margo Catts