A Story

by Anthony Marra
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What a wonderful story. I could see--no, feel--the place, and felt like I knew the people. I liked the way there were no names, giving the story a certain timeless, universal quality. The girl and the father seemed very real and believable. Their relationship was tragic, but real. Mr. Marra is quite a writer.

A beautifully told tale. Everything in this story connects and relates to everything else, with vivid descriptions and characters that really live and breathe.

I felt a sense of aching while reading this story. The prose, in particular, was musical, lyrical, and really transported me to this deserted beach. I can totally see this place. So well done. Congratulations.