The Last Romantics

Author: 
Tara Conklin
The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin is a family saga that spans almost a century, starting in the not so distant future and looking backwards, as famous poet Fiona Skinner reflects on her life. An environmental crisis has significantly altered life on earth, but this is not a dystopian novel. Instead, we spend most of our time with the four young Skinner children, who first lose their father to a sudden heart attack, and then their mother to “the pause”, what the kids have dubbed her long period of severe depression that essentially leaves them parentless for several years. This rudderless childhood forges strong bonds between the siblings, but also impacts each of them in ways that will haunt them throughout their lives.
The Last Romantics movingly conveys all  the messiness, heartbreak, and beauty of what makes up a family,and ultimately,  what constitutes love.
 
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
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