The Case of Lena S

The Case of Lena S

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The Case of Lena S. follows the life, loves, and coming-of-age of sixteen-year-old Mason Crowe during a year in which he will learn what it truly means to be in the world. At the centre of the novel is Lena, a troubled girl who has "chosen" Mason and will teach him something of desire and despair. Impulsive, provocative, vulnerable, and sad, Lena becomes haunting for Mason in ways he does not always understand. We meet Mason's first "love," an older girl destined for an arranged marriage; his mother, who takes a lover; and a wise and erudite blind man with a voyeuristic streak, to whom Mason reads. Playful, and with deadpan humour, the novel brilliantly captures the yearnings of youth, as well as the tantalizing possibilities and the confounding absurdities that sometimes lie at the heart of our most intimate relationships. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, 2002
ISBN: 9780771011894
Branch Call Number: BERG
Characteristics: 286 p


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Nov 26, 2012

Too simple language of narration, too many haziness in behavior of characters, it is unclear for which audience this book is (certaintly to mature readers). Parents need to be more modest in the disclosure of their intimate relations. In spite of this, the book deserves four stars. Although I can not explain why.

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