Really Cool Women\'s Book Club

Beautiful Thing by Sonia Faleiro at Lori’s house on April 17th, 2014 at 6:30 March 11, 2014

Filed under: Books,Past Meetings — Susan @ 11:53 pm

51VhljWMjOL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_“A glimpse into a frightening subculture unlike anything that a typical American has ever experienced. . . . With crackling prose, Faleiro provides an intense, disconcertingly entertaining [look] into the shadowy corners of a foreign culture; the fast-paced narrative, while undeniably journalistic, reads like a thriller. But what ultimately gives the book its resonance is Faleiro’s empathy and love for her fully developed subjects. In lesser hands, these young people could have come off as clichés, but the author makes sure we care for them and root for them to survive a life that most will never understand. Gritty, gripping, and often heartbreaking—an impressive piece of narrative nonfiction.”—Kirkus Reviews

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