January 15th, 2008

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King of the Dust Mites

I don't normally refer to friends and family by name, but in this case, there's good reason to. My brother's wife, Mary Jarrett Wilson, has published a novella, King of the Dust Mites, available at Lulu.com.

I read it recently, and I told her that it's beautiful like a Leonard Cohen song is beautiful. Like him, she can write about heartbreaking and often ugly things and make them seem poetic.

While I can't justify writing a "objective" review for Wild Violet, given the conflict of interest, she agreed that I could write about it here.

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