The wedding itself, celebrated in a little village on the Po delta, becomes a magical feast in which all the novel's lost and searching souls, including Ninon's grieving father, Jean, and her mother, Zdena, a Slovakian intellectual who left Jean and Ninon many years earlier, are drawn into the joyful circle and regenerated by the power of Gino and Ninon's timeless love. Berger demonstrates that even the cruelest fate can be endured and even transcended through courage, love, and determination.
©1995 John Berger.; (P)2007 Recorded Books
At first, this wonderful book was hard to follow because of the impressionistic style of the writing. However, once I "surendered" to it I fell in love with the writing and the story. It is brilliantly read.
At first there was nothing that anchored me to this particular novel or it's characters. There was some fog of impenetrable distance... but then the prose and narration fell over me like a warm sexy nap in the sun as you give yourself over to the dream/story and voice in this case, wash over you...
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