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I Review “Arcadia,” by Lauren Groff”

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Groff is a talented writer with a novel, the widely praised “The Monsters of Templeton,” and a book of short stories, “Delicate Edible Birds,” to her credit. From start to finish, “Arcadia” is poetically delivered through Bit’s eyes.

Bit is Ridley Sorrel Stone, an endearing, diminutive character nicknamed from the phrase “Our Littlest Bit of a Hippie.” Groff begins in 1968 with a two-page prologue of Bit’s earliest memories from the womb. This mystical recounting of Bit’s prenatal recollections becomes a legend among the hippies.

Click the image below to read my review in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

You can buy Arcadia at Barnes and Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

March 25th, 2012 at 1:26 pm