Saturday, August 16, 2008
Howard Bahr is known for his several excellent Civil War novels, but Pelican Road is about a train collision in Misssissppi in 1940. So very excellently written, Pelican Road is a novel for grown ups. People who know regret, loss, cruelty but manage to get up every day anyway. Our fates are all sealed, but dammit, you have to fight aganst it.