Monday, April 21, 2014

The Tap Dancer by Andrew Barrow
















Over the past week I have read The Tap Dancer by Andrew Barrow.

It has been lying around the house for years so I am not sure what made me pick it up now.

Stylistically it is almost perfect, with each sentence contributing to the whole. 

It's an account of a family as it disintegrates and reforms and disintegrates again. 

Themes are the experience of ageing, the constant obsession with money, coping with tragedy, coping with patriarchy, the sadness of everyday life, the madness of everyday life.

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