By Margo Catts
“Tragedy and blessing. go away them by myself lengthy adequate, and it will get genuine difficult to inform them apart.”
Elena Alvarez resides a cursed lifestyles. From the lethal hearth she unintentionally set as a baby, to her mother's abandonment, and now to an undesirable being pregnant, she understands larger than such a lot that small activities may have bad outcomes. pushed to the excessive mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado by way of her newest undesirable determination, she's reason on eliminating the long run. maybe there she will be able to simply disguise in her grandmother's remoted cabin and watch for something–anything–to make her subsequent selection for her.
Instead, she is faced by means of reflections of her personal problems anywhere she turns–the contemporary widower and his childrens adrift in a replaced global, Elena's personal mysterious relations historical past, and the interwoven lives in the city itself. little by little, Elena starts off to query her figuring out of reason and influence, reexamining the tragedies she's hung on to and the injuries she's refused to enable heal.
But while the kids pass lacking, Elena's fragile new peace is shattered. it is just on the prospect of clean loss and blame that she's going to observe the reality of the bad burdens we take upon ourselves, the best way tragedy and redemption are unavoidably intertwined–and how curses can occasionally bring about benefits, notwithstanding disguised.
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Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel by Margo Catts