Isle of Youth

isleofyouth
by Laura van den Berg
ISBN: 978-0374177232

I loved van den Berg’s previous story collection, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, so knew I’d want to read this one.

As in her previous collection, the stories are about things both important and strange. Parental loss and disappoint and petty thievery and magic acts, for example. Or an explosive fire in Antarctica, a missing sibling, and a crumbly marriage. It seems like anything could happen, or nothing could happen, and I’d still want to know what was coming next.

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