Sunday, February 04, 2007

Indigo, by Alice Hoffman

In this very short fable, a town that is afraid of water, a girl who wants to leave it, and two boys with a strong attraction to the sea all serve as metaphors for longing and insecurity.

In such a brief book (84 pages of very large type), it isn't really possible to develop much of a story and while Hoffman does relate a complete narrative, this is more of a novella, than a novel. My preference would have been for a longer book (and thus more to review).

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