Fences In Breathing
Coach House Books
Anne’s characters gradually take shape: Charles, a woodworker and sculptor in love with June, the owner of a video store; Kim, the sister with whom he lives, about to start a new life in a northern town; and Laure Ravin, a workaholic lawyer obsessed with both the Patriot Act and her dying mother. As these figures grow more real to their restless creator, they begin to haunt her enchanting exile.
The language with which their stories are built conceals as much as it betrays, not only about the characters but also about the writer-narrator. Full of tantalizing loose ends and teasing suggestions, this novel invites the reader into a psychological landscape as complex and remote as the chateau in which the action takes place.mRb