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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | God and the bottle

Jamila Gavin reviews A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd:

Siobhan Dowd's novel was inspired by a true story, but it has the momentum and fascination of a detective story. In a densely woven tapestry of poetic language, sensations, and childhood experience, Dowd's characters stumble through life, bewildered and bereaved, accepting yet rebelling, reviving feelings and emotions that are most usually pushed into the back recesses of the mind in adulthood, or simply lost from memory...

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