- Title: Ligatures
- Author: Sara Rich
- ISBN: 9789082135510
- Page: 265
- Format: Kindle Edition
Stanza Thompson knows how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but she can t read the signs of the times Not, at least, until the witching hour Stanza is a young American scholar working in Belgium when her husband, Pierre, is killed in a tragic bicycle accident Devastated by her soul mate s death, she moves back to her family home in rural Kansas In her five year aStanza Thompson knows how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but she can t read the signs of the times Not, at least, until the witching hour Stanza is a young American scholar working in Belgium when her husband, Pierre, is killed in a tragic bicycle accident Devastated by her soul mate s death, she moves back to her family home in rural Kansas In her five year absence, Stanza s homeland and especially her hometown has become darkly twisted, creating something dangerously inhospitable to outsiders As rebellious as she is brilliant, Stanza is a stranger in the university where she teaches, even in the town where she was born and raised With ghosts and feral hounds as companions, she stumbles upon a carving in the woods that harkens back to Ozark magic, promising to single out and kill a witch This discovery sends Stanza on a tornadic quest into regional folklore, a string of historical murders, and the occult and ultimately, into the mysteries of her own bloody heritage and fey destiny Composed of idiosyncratic characters and idiomatic prose, Ligatures combines elements of the weird, Southern Gothic, and magical realism to create a world that is familiar and terrifying at once Between the suspense and the quality of writing, you won t be able to put down this spellbinding first novel, even long after it s finished Reviewers have called Ligatures perceptive with a dimensional and complicated protagonist that brings to mind the early work of Barbara Kingsolver and Margaret Atwood.
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Thanks to the author Sara Rich for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.When I started reading this book I realized that it wasn't like anything I have ever read before. Both the setting and the language of the novel makes it so unique. It is a very dark story that engrosses the reader very quickly. Sometimes that can be really scary because I remember having vivid nightmares after going to sleep reading this book. Also, the novel has a lot of twists which mak [...]
I've been hell-bent for a few years about how there should be a recognized Midwestern Gothic (a la Southern Gothic) genre, and Ligatures adds to that argument. Her depiction of rural Kansas shortly after a right-wing coup has taken over the United States is dead-on and terrifyingly close to current reality. Beautiful prose winds its way through this narrative of loss, grieving, and mysticism that brings to mind the early work of Barbara Kingsolver and Margaret Atwood.
Ligatures is for readers who appreciate beautiful language and enjoy a story that both entertains and stimulates thought. It is on the dark side, and is not a simple “feel good” read. Instead, it is a novel with depth and complexity and power. Sara Rich is absolutely an author to watchad the full review at UndergroundBookReviews(dot)org!
“Your Heart Shall Wither And Die, The Gods And I Have Willed It.”A paperback Copy won through GIVEAWAY! Special Thanks goes to author Sara Rich who shipped the book quickly with an extra gift [Ink Drawing Paperback]; And to the Crew who organize this giveaway.Wicked! Extraordinary! I am still transmitting myself from confusion to conclusion………………….”Love is never really what we make it out to be in our minds. Get past the desire, see it for what it was, what it is, and you g [...]
I first encountered Sara Rich through her short fiction, specifically her fabulously strange and chilling short story 'Hel 266'. 'Ligatures' reminds me in some ways of that short story, twisting together complex relationships, history, science, religion, and slow-creeping horror into a tale that worms its way underneath your skin as you read it.'Ligatures' is set in something close to our present day, in a time when the US has been taken over by racist, xenophobic, science-hating, religious extr [...]
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