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Review: Encircling

Our lives are made meaningful by the stories we tell ourselves, the tales we spin to construct order out of the chaos of our experiences. But what happens if we lose our capacity to remember?

In Carl Frode Tiller’s novel Encircling, the first volume of his award-winning Encircling trilogy, David develops amnesia. Through letters written to aid his recovery, the narrative of David’s life is rendered through the perspectives of three individuals with high emotional stakes in the matter: an old friend, Jon; his ex-girlfriend, Silje; and his estranged stepfather, Arvid.

Read the rest of my review in The Toronto Star.

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