Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton @roberteggleton1 #RBRT #Bookreview

Rosie Amber

Today’s team review comes from Barb, she blogs at http://barbtaub.com/

Rosie's Book Review team 1

Barb has been reading Rarity From the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

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My review: 3 out of 5 stars for Rarity From the Hollow

Magic Realism:  a literary genre or style that incorporates fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction. (Miriam Webster)

[Image credit: Stacy Kranitz: The Rape of Appalachia] http://www.readingthepictures.org/2014/02/stacy-kranitz-the-rape-of-appalachia/

Set in Appalachia, Rarity From the Hollow deals with one of the most painful topics possible—child abuse. We meet two little girls, and hear them try to live in a world that includes violence, sexual assault, incest, drug and substance abuse, mental illness, and murder. When little Lacy Dawn turns to inanimate objects such as the trees around her for emotional support and guidance, it’s a compelling and believable image.

But it’s also the story of magical realism in which the the squalor of Lacy’s life is systematically repaired by a bemused alien. The alien, DotCom, hails from a…

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