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Romp and Circumstance

A Handbook to Luck by Cristina Garcia

Reviewed by Rosie Molinary
Ms. Magazine

"We call the world small as we navigate our technology-rich, travel-dense lives. A ping in the email inbox signals an old friend who has found you on the Internet; a stranger in the airplane seat next to you lived next door to your sister at college. Our lives don't just touch each other's, the sensation of a brushed shoulder in a train station staying with us later. Our lives influence each other's, pressing us toward situations that some might see as good luck or bad luck, but what Leila in García's novel would insist is simply the fate written indelibly on our foreheads at birth...." Read the entire Ms. Magazine review.

One Response to "Romp and Circumstance"

    s h a r o n May 20th, 2007 at 7:56 am

    Gee, thanks for your spoiler review, Rosie. Now I don't have to read the book.

    Truthfully, while I object to the too-detailed re-telling of narrative in the review, I'm definitely pulled toward this book anyway. I hope I can read it without feeling I know what's going to happen on the next page...Molinary is a good writer, herself.

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