Saturday, September 18, 2010

Randy -1917- His Family - Ernest Poole

The title "His Family" refers to both the nuclear family and the family of all mankind. I think Poole's central theme is the tension that we all have in balancing our obligations to both families. I don't feel the novel was about women deciding between family and vocation- it was broader than that.

For me, the last chapter made the book. (I'd like to quote some of this chapter, but don't want to be a "spoiler").

Highly recommended.

1 comment:

Mildred Achoch said...

Hi! My name is Mildred Achoch and I am participating in the Pulitzer Remix project. My book is "His Family". I would love to get your views on the found poems I have created from the text of "His Family". :-)