So Long, See You Tomorrow

I gobbled this one up in one fell swoop, taking a break to paint my kitchen, but finishing up today in the sun-drenched glory that is my newly-yellow room. As I was painting, I remembered part of the book where Maxwell describes life as a shipwreck, you jettison stuff along the way, and how the 10 year old Cletus did not want to tell the narrator about his shipwreck, e.g. life.
Beautifully written, the story of two sharecropping farmers, one of whom kills the other after an affair with his wife, told from both characters’ perspectives but mostly through the eyes of the narrator, who pieces the story together from microfische news stories and first person accounts.
Reco’d by the Green Apple dude at Krista’s birthday party