Thursday, July 11, 2013
A Visit into a Writer's Mind, and to Chile
Ways of Going Home is Chilean writer Alejandro Zambra's third novel, which interweaves the story of the protagonist with the writer of the story, and flashes back and forth from the time of the Pinochet dictatorship to modern day. It is a poetic, short novel, which captures the mindset of a writer and the insular world of childhood. An interesting and unique read which sheds light on Chilean life and culture, but not a book that is a stand-out for me. Zambra is clearly a very talented young writer, with a clear point of view and sparse but lyrical writing style.