From Library Journal
In this mildly interesting novel, Cal Chase recounts the events that led to the mysterious death of his sensitive brother, Billy. Cal saved his brother's life when they were children, but he is unable to save the man. As the book opens, Cal represses his emotions in an effort to live up to his parents' opinion of him as a thinking, not a feeling, man. By the end, Billy's death has been fully explained, and Cal acknowledges that his heart has warmed. George Guidall gives a workmanlike performance; Cal, the first-person narrator, is his best creation, and Guidall's voice and pace perfectly portray someone who is emotionally a mess but is trying to conceal it. The supporting characters are more difficult to distinguish; the reader interprets many of them as querulous and helpless by raising his voice a few notches and then raising it still higher at the end of each sentence. For larger fiction collections. Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA
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