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I Review Quan’s Barry’s first novel “She Weeps Each Time You’re Born”

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If ever a novel could be said to possess a dramatic arc, this one does, but think Buddhist not Aristotelian, as the story conveys, in its structure, the idea of the wheel of life. That “life is a wheel” is not only stated explicitly several times throughout the novel, it is the title of the last chapter. The story begins with an epilogue in 2001, moves intermittently from present to future to past, and ends at about the same point as it began. And if life is a wheel, it also inescapably guarantees suffering.

You can read my review of Quan Barry’s She Weeps Each Time You’re Born in the February 20 edition of the Boston Globe by clicking the image below.

You can buy She Weeps Each Time You’re Born at Barnes & Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

February 19th, 2015 at 7:26 pm