21 January 2018

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford - Book Review

The last novel I read is Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford. I'd planned to read this in ages since I loved his first book.

The book evolves around two story lines. One is about William, a Chinese-American 12 year-old boy's life in the Sacred Heart orphanage of Seattle, and the other one is his long-gone mother Liu Song's story. When William sees an actress on the silver screen by the name of Willow Frost, he is convinced that she's his mother and goes on a quest for her and her story.

I loved Jamie Ford's writing style. With Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, I read the Italian translation which was very good in all ways. But reading the original version of the book allowed me to get even closer to the author's style, which reads very well and is well-structured. I wish all authors could write this clearly!

I would love to read Ford's new book Love and Other Consolation Prizes, and his short story Middle, Lost and Found. If I do, I will let you know!

Have you read any book by Jamie Ford? What did you think?

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