RIP OUT MY HEART
The 1930s come alive in a new novel by acclaimed artist Mordecai Martin, and yet, while the decade lives on in his deathless prose, the characters die, by ones, twos, and hundreds, in the grip of The Great Depression.
Written from the point of view of a woman whose world is teetering on the brink of that infamous financial calamity, Rip out my Heart is at once horrifying and reassuring.
While Lanya Gordon’s husband and son face the loss of their life’s work, Lanya calms her daughters, soothes her grandchildren, and reaches out to help her community. Why, then, does her community abandon her?
Mordecai Martin fans will thrill to his skillful twists of plot and his masterful use of words in this, his greatest novel since Come into my Heart in 2004.
Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro, at Writing in the Buff, presents a photo that could be the cover of a book. Our challenge is to write, in 150 words or less, a review of the "book" illustrated by the picture. Above is my review of a fictional book of fiction, written by a fictional author. Tough to do? Sometimes, but fun, too. See what others have written. Maybe you'll like to try, too. Click on the name below.