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The Darling

"Liberia is a permanently haunted land filled with vengeful ghosts, and I had committed many sins there." So ends Hannah Musgrave's tale, chronicling her journey from a '60s radical dedicated to establishing an egalitarian, utopian society, to a complacent expatriate wife of a Liberian diplomat, to a disillusioned, aging woman returned to her farm in upstate New York. Over the course of the approximately thirty years during which the novel takes place, Hannah rebels against her status as the overprivileged,…
Rosemary Apol
February 15, 2005