Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel by Margo Catts

By Margo Catts

For lovers of authors like Barbara Kingsolver and Leif Enger, a beautiful new voice in modern literary fiction.

“Tragedy and blessing. go away them by myself lengthy adequate, and it will get actual demanding to inform them apart.”

Elena Alvarez resides a cursed existence. From the lethal hearth she by chance set as a baby, to her mother's abandonment, and now to an undesirable being pregnant, she is aware greater than such a lot that small activities may have poor outcomes. pushed to the excessive mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado by way of her newest undesirable choice, she's motive on disposing of the long run. possibly there she will simply disguise in her grandmother's remoted cabin and look forward to something–anything–to make her subsequent selection for her.

Instead, she is faced by way of reflections of her personal issues at any place she turns–the contemporary widower and his kids adrift in a replaced international, Elena's personal mysterious family members heritage, and the interwoven lives in the city itself. little by little, Elena starts to question her knowing of reason and influence, reexamining the tragedies she's hung on to and the injuries she's refused to permit heal.

But whilst the kids pass lacking, Elena's fragile new peace is shattered. it is only on the prospect of clean loss and blame that she is going to become aware of the reality of the negative burdens we take upon ourselves, the way in which tragedy and redemption are necessarily intertwined–and how curses can occasionally result in advantages, notwithstanding disguised.

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