Open Me

by Sunshine O’Donnell | 230 pages, published 2007

I must have put this on my list because of the description, “Mem is a wailer, a professional mourner hired to cry at funerals. One of the few remaining American girls in this secret, illegal profession, Mem hails from a long line of mourners, including her mother, a legendary master wailer hired for the most important funerals in her hometown of Philadelphia.”

It does sound intriguing, doesn’t it?

But the whole book was just bizarre. Almost like The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus bizarre (but not quite). I felt as if the whole book were meant as an allegory, or was actually about prostitution or something? No? I almost wish one of you would read it so we could talk about it, but life is too short. Let’s discuss Pathfinder instead.

I feel odd after reading this book…

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