Margo Catts's Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel PDF

By Margo Catts

ISBN-10: 162872739X

ISBN-13: 9781628727395

For fanatics of authors like Barbara Kingsolver and Leif Enger, a beautiful new voice in modern literary fiction.

“Tragedy and blessing. go away them on my own lengthy adequate, and it will get genuine tough to inform them apart.”

Elena Alvarez resides a cursed existence. From the lethal hearth she unintentionally set as a toddler, to her mother's abandonment, and now to an undesirable being pregnant, she is familiar with greater than so much that small activities may have bad results. pushed to the excessive mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado by means of her most up-to-date undesirable selection, she's motive on disposing of the long run. maybe there she will simply conceal in her grandmother's remoted cabin and look forward to something–anything–to make her subsequent selection for her.

Instead, she is faced by way of reflections of her personal problems at any place she turns–the contemporary widower and his childrens adrift in a replaced global, Elena's personal mysterious kin heritage, and the interwoven lives in the city itself. little by little, Elena starts off to query her knowing of reason and impression, reexamining the tragedies she's hung on to and the injuries she's refused to allow heal.

But whilst the kids cross lacking, Elena's fragile new peace is shattered. it is only on the prospect of unpolluted loss and blame that she is going to realize the reality of the poor burdens we take upon ourselves, the way in which tragedy and redemption are necessarily intertwined–and how curses can occasionally bring about benefits, even though disguised.

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