Sunday, March 14, 2010

Staff Recommendation: True Confections

I love an unreliable narrator. The reader has to look for clues in the dialogue, in other characters' reactions and in subtle hints to divine the real story. Weber employs this device to create a brilliant satire on the candy industry. Alice of Zip's Candies tells her story in a rambling affidavit that exposes the racist origins of the company and her complicity in its many disasters.

True Confections by Katharine Weber
Reviewed by: Arsen

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