Wednesday, May 30, 2007

An Unfinished Life

by Mark Spragg

I’ll bet you’re wondering, “What is an unfinished life?” and “Whose life is unfinished?” Well, dear reader, several characters in this small, yet rich novel have unfinished lives. The title, however, refers to epitaph of Griffin Gilkyson, who died at the age of 21 in a car accident

But this story is not about him. It is about his widow, Jean, and the daughter he never met, Griff and their escape from Jean's abusive boyfriend. It is about Einar, his crotchety father who lives in Wyoming, and Einar’s best friend, Mitch, who is recovering from a bear attack. It is about home, and it is about family. It is about strength, and it is about courage. Most of all, it is about forgiveness and coming together. The prose is spare, the story is beautiful, and the characters are unforgettable.


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