Monday, November 26, 2018

Reader's Diary #1967- Guadalupe Nettel: The Wanderers

I'm going to try and be as careful and clear as possible by stating up front that I am in no way comparing the turmoil faced by refugees to Newfoundlanders who leave to find work, but a small part of me did appreciate and understand the idea in Guadalupe Nettel's short story "The Wanderers" that the longer one stays away from a place they consider home, the more difficult it is ever to return.

That's not all I appreciated about the story; it's also rich in human emotion and imagery. It might be said that an albatross metaphor is heavy-handed, but I think Nettel is pretty up front about that and manages to sell it as a character quirk.

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