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Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Mia Warren has, since childhood, been a devoted and talented photographer. Her skills brought her to New York City, where she worked closely with Pauline Hawthorne , a famous photographer who recognized in Mia the potential for great talent and true art. Mia manually edits the photographs she takes, often cutting out sections, pasting on pieces of paper or other small objects which accentuate the subject or cast them in a different light. Mia takes odd jobs everywhere she goes, but the sale of a photograph, and the often large sum of money she receives for that sale, represents accomplishment and the hope for success and stability for both Mia and Pearl. She offers them the photographs as both a benediction and an indictment as her final act before leaving Shaker Heights forever. Richardson] turned her attention to the largest print, which had been stuck up alone over the mantelpiece. It was a photograph of a woman, back to the camera, in mid-dance.
Post a Comment. Thursday, May 17, Little Fires Everywhere. Little Fires Everywhere beautifully layers backstories with enough detail and dialogue to connect the reader to each character and his or her turmoil. Ng carefully pulls back the curtains on a few homes, letting the reader see the choices made, the words said and unsaid, the angst and the love all hidden in homes with their neatly manicured lawns. As truths are exposed to the reader, they remain hidden between characters. Consequently my heart ached by the time I read the final page.
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New York: Penguin Press, Elena Richardson, matriarch of a seemingly perfect and successful family in Shaker Heights, Ohio, sleeps in one Saturday to awaken to a house on fire—little fires started in the center of each of the beds in the house. It is Izzy who set the fires, and has fled. How did all this happen? The little fires begin when Mia Warren and her high school daughter Pearl rent a duplex apartment Elena owns. The two of them have lived a gypsy life, living only long enough in any one community for Mia to compose a series of photographs, the sales of which, along with odd jobs provide enough for them to live on, before they pack what fits into their VW Rabbit and move on. But this time they hope to stay.