Archive for the ‘Whiting’ Category
What do you see in the dark? Well, that partly depends on your perspective. In Munozâ€™s stylistic mise-en-scĂ¨ne novel, the second-person point of view frames the watchful eye and disguises the wary teller. Reading this story is like peering through Hitchcockâ€™s lensâ€”the camera as observerâ€™s tool and observer as camera–with light and shadow and space concentrated and dispersed frame by frame, sentence by sentence.
March 28, 2011
Â· Judi Clark Â· No Comments
Tags: 1950s, Algonquin Books, Bakersfield, Hitchcock Â· Posted in: California, Class - Race - Gender, Mystery/Suspense, Noir, Whiting, y Award Winning Author
A young Kurdish boy, living in the Zagros Mountains in 1921, has always felt loved and protected, despite his familyâ€™s â€śpoverty.â€ť He enjoys â€śflyingâ€ť from the roof of the familyâ€™s hut, experiencing the soaring feelings of earth and heaven at the same time, and identifying with the falcons. â€śWith his chest opened upward, he pushes his face deeper into the beam of sun and wishes for his thin bones and narrow shoulders to aspire among the chaotic open-aired thrash of wings, to fly high and above the hemmed land and sweep aloft the delineations marked out of him, on him, into himâ€ť as a Kurd. In gorgeous and poetic language, author Laleh Khadivi, recreates the â€śgloried groundâ€ť to which the boy is connected by birth and culture.