Review: A Country of Eternal Light by Paul Dalgarno
I absolutely refuse to spoil or drop hints about this one, because the twist at the end is one best discovered by the reader themselves. Dalgarno's prose is both inviting and clever and I found myself pulled inside Margaret's world, whilst getting glimpses into the lives of the people she is close to. My favourite scenes were the ones set in Melbourne during lockdown as Margaret watches from afar, knowing that, despite everything, Rachel has turned out okay and her family are doing fine. The novel raises some questions about memory and facing up to ones past and presents them in a way that I thought was both beautifully done and interesting to me, the reader.
A beautiful novel.