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5.0 out of 5 starsKing does not disappoint . . .
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on September 14, 2022
Thomas King again writes with his masterful stroke of wry humour while offering up a cast of wonderful, well-defined, and interesting characters. Gabriel and Mara, Crisp and Sonny, Dorian and, yes, even Winter, are blended into a tale that is most certainly entertaining, but in a larger sense it is an exploration of how people deal with those closely-related concepts of morals and ethics. It is overall a story about coming home and finding forgiveness; the forgiving of oneself and the gift of forgiveness by others.
I read this book first for enjoyment, but soon returned to, this second time, gain a deeper, clearer understanding of the message King has so craftily laid before the reader. It is not a hidden message, but one quite boldly presented, and how it is perceived (and received) by the reader will be individually determined.