Vincent itibaren Kabbur, Karnataka 573210, Hindistan
Italy - A trip to a small twon in the hills of Tuscany. A sensitive look at home, community and the spiritual or magical. The poetic writing will charm you.
I've read two other books by Francine Prose (Blue Angel and The Peaceable Kingdom). This was pretty different. Reminded me a lot of Nick Hornby's How to Be Good, but not as funny. The story is basically that an uninspired Neo-Nazi sees the light while on Ecstacy and decides to throw himself at the mercy of and in service to an Elie Wiesel-like character. It feels not nearly as dark as her other stories, in fact it isn't dark at all. I liked it in spite of that.
A good Southern fiction novel by one of the best. I like that she left it wide open for a sequel at the end!