A wonderful review for “Ordinary Handsome”. I’m speechless. A huge thank you to D. Wallace Peach for taking the time to read my work and then write about it. Please check out her blog mythsofthemirror.com
I just finished this book and sit here collecting my thoughts. From the first page, I knew I had happened on something special, something that would sweep me into the otherworld offered by a talented author and his beautifully written book.
The story is grim, about the dying lives that labor on in the dying town of Handsome, Oklahoma. Ghosts in a ghost town. The book follows ordinary men dealing with the epic struggles that shape human experience: love and death, failure, fathering, poverty, murder and lost hope. It revolves around a young man, Euart Monroe Wasson, and the men who participate in the tragedy made of his life.
The narrative isn’t one to speed through. Baird writes with a style that requires one to pay attention. He slowly draws aside the veils that reveal the interconnection of each man’s story. I had the impression that I was piecing together a mosaic, the…
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