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Review: In the Land of the Living by Austin Ratner - Between the Covers
In the Land of the Living is a coming-of-age story, a family saga, a book about fathers and sons (and brothers), a story highlighting the differences and misunderstandings between generations. It also has a sins-of-the-father-being-visited-on-the-son undertone, in a way. It begins with the story of Isidore, which is told as a kind of epic myth about a hero: That there lived a man named Isidore Auberon, there can be no dispute. There is the reflex hammer with the reddish rubber …