Tuesday, May 21, 2013

America America by Ethan Cain

Corey Sifter becomes a yard boy for a powerful family in the early 1970s.  The patriarch, Liam Metarey, campaigns for United States senator Henry Bonwiller, who he hopes will become the next president.  Everything is going well until the senator’s bad choices catch up with him and a campaign worker is found frozen to death in an orchard.  This stunning novel goes between different time periods with ease.  Corey is an unreliable narrator at times with his words clouded by his respect for the Metareys.  Not all the questions are answered and the reader must make up their own mind as to what they think really happened that cold night.  Check out America America @the library!