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Clutching Dust and Stars #2020

Clutching Dust and Stars Indie fiction published by a non profit and recently named Best First Novel Natalie and Rob are twenty somethings who have been out of school for a few years and are charting various paths of downwar

  • Title: Clutching Dust and Stars
  • Author: Laryn Kragt Bakker
  • ISBN: 9780981483924
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • Clutching Dust and Stars By Laryn Kragt Bakker, Indie fiction, published by a non profit and recently named Best First Novel Natalie and Rob are twenty somethings who have been out of school for a few years and are charting various paths of downward mobility A shadow of 1999 s Battle of Seattle can be felt in the streets of Bellingham in late 2000 and early 2001, the setting of the novel Natalie has retreatedIndie fiction, published by a non profit and recently named Best First Novel Natalie and Rob are twenty somethings who have been out of school for a few years and are charting various paths of downward mobility A shadow of 1999 s Battle of Seattle can be felt in the streets of Bellingham in late 2000 and early 2001, the setting of the novel Natalie has retreated into the back room of a thrift shop with canvas and paint Rob has abandoned his dream of edgy mainstream journalism and is trying to empower himself with photocopies and stickers.Both Rob and Natalie have pasts that need tending and futures that need planning, and a random encounter with each other in a Mexican restaurant forces them to begin that work as they are drawn back into each other s world while feeling repelled at the same time The story follows the tensions between various poles dust and stars, apathy and idealism, love and sadness, disbelief and faith, graffiti and art, Rob and Natalie We hold in one hand a cluster of stars, and in the other a morsel of dust The Kabbalah

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    1 thought on “Clutching Dust and Stars

    1. The author s craft and figurative language made this book an enjoyable read The title is very fitting for describing the humanity of the characters I m thinking about recommending this book for my book club as there are so many topics perfect for group discussions.

    2. I m torn between two and three stars for this book On the one hand, it was different than any other book I ve ever read which is always refreshing On the other, the story was thin and the end was unsatisfying This book contained two main things philosophy of religion and LOTS of character development It was the story of Rob and Nat just two normal people that are retrying a relationship after a break up The dialogue felt realistic, and the characters were believable By the end of the book you de [...]

    3. A tender portrait of two 20 somethings searching for a purpose and direction with the limited tools they have Most of all I enjoyed the spiritual questions Natalie posed to herself and others Both Christians and anarchists were imperfect people with imperfect morals, incomplete knowledge, and inaccurate interpretations of the cause, but can you fault the ideal for the people who profess it and don t follow it, or those who are following a distorted version of it.

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