* 1/2 Prudence by David Treuer

I may have run past my appetite for WWII novels. Prudence is a story told in sweeping flashbacks of an unfortunate murder (which reminded me of the premise in Atonement) mixed with a homosexual love story, neither of which will end well for anyone involved.

I found it difficult to embrace the women characters, who seem so passive and helpless, although I thought the very annoying mother of the hero was captured in fussily accurate splendor. But she disappears quickly, and is only a minor character in any case.


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