Jan 14 2010
Lisa Darms: On Islands
Stories of survival and cruelty are often set on an island, in books such as Robinson Crusoe and Lord of the Flies and on television shows like Lost. The titles below take the island as a narrative constraint: a limited setting that unleashes the authors'—and characters'—imaginations. The islands' inhabitants perform multiple roles (as ghosts, metaphors, and figments of their isolated protagonists' minds); the ambiguous element of fantasy is what makes these four books compelling reads.
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