Edgar & Lucy by Victor Lodato 544 pages

Edgar, for most of the novel, is a wise and sensitive eight year old albino.  Lucy is his mother who is a red-headed widow who enjoys beer and the company of men.  They live in Florence’s home, the mother of Edgar’s deceased father.  Lucy has no inclination to be a warm, caring mother until her son is abducted and his whereabouts are unknown.

I really liked this book.  Lodato created a tension that made me want to keep reading.  He also had some beautiful, lyrical passages,especially when describing things seen through Edgar’s eyes.  Edgar & Lucy is not a comfy,feel good book, yet I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Edgar & Lucy by Victor Lodato 544 pages

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