By Margo Catts
“Tragedy and blessing. depart them by myself lengthy adequate, and it will get genuine difficult to inform them apart.”
Elena Alvarez resides a cursed existence. From the lethal hearth she by accident set as a toddler, to her mother's abandonment, and now to an undesirable being pregnant, she is aware larger than so much that small activities may have negative effects. pushed to the excessive mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado by means of her most up-to-date undesirable determination, she's reason on taking away the long run. might be there she will simply cover in her grandmother's remoted cabin and stay up for something–anything–to make her subsequent selection for her.
Instead, she is faced through reflections of her personal problems anyplace she turns–the fresh widower and his childrens adrift in a replaced international, Elena's personal mysterious relatives historical past, and the interwoven lives in the city itself. little by little, Elena starts to query her realizing of reason and impression, reexamining the tragedies she's hung on to and the injuries she's refused to enable heal.
But while the kids move lacking, Elena's fragile new peace is shattered. it is only on the prospect of clean loss and blame that she is going to detect the reality of the poor burdens we take upon ourselves, the way in which tragedy and redemption are unavoidably intertwined–and how curses can occasionally bring about benefits, despite the fact that disguised.
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Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel by Margo Catts