Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue

I need to stop reading haunting love stories. They always wreck me for my next book for at least a day or two.

I finished The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue today, and it was absolutely enchanting. This is what I posted at Amazon:

I've not read the Alice Sebold book that this keeps getting compared to, so my opinion comes from this book on its own merit. I found it enchanting, the prose as haunting as the title and story. The author has a distinct lyricism to her voice, and more than once, I fell head over heels with the sheer beauty of her prose. The story is structured much like The Time Traveler's Wife, with the narrative jumping back and forth in time - present tense used for Razi's living life and past tense used for her ghostly life in the present day. I never found it confusing, and the graceful way it's interwoven, revealing more and more of the characters' lives as it goes along, was masterful. The parallels between Razi's life and the young couple she "lives" with now only add another layer of loveliness to an already glorious tale. Loved it.
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