Pink is something that is very different from the usual hype. It is so refreshing to actually find a book that has another angle to the gay/lesbian scene. The author also uses her poetic ability throughout this very 'pink' book. I feel certain that this is one of those novels that will find itself a big fan base, especially with covering gay and lesbian rights. It looks like Jennifer Harris has a good writing career ahead of her so place this book on your bedside table or pop it in your handbag. Definitely worth a read even if you're not gay yourself.
Pink is a novel of grace notes with the rare misstep…this novel of the future is a gamble that pays off thanks to Harris's sweet and well-drawn narrator.
Poetic and unique in execution, the first-person narrator of Jennifer Harris' debut novel foretells a future based not on what is or was, but what will be when the novel she will write is published.... So poignant are the details and engrossing is the text, the reader forgets the plot is based on fantasy-despite the narrator's constant reminding-yielding a powerfully emotional and unexpected finish.
Pink wraps what has been and what is into a UNIQUE AND COMPELLING story of what will be, Jennifer Harris grounds the reader with her in both time and place presenting a read that is, at one moment in time, poetic, fantastic and fun. A TRUE POETIC READ!
Jennifer Harris’ This is How I Dream It is a poem of longing so innocent it walks into the heart before you have a chance to batten down, preserve old separations, and protect yourself from what the poet elicits best: humanness. These are lyric offerings that verge on the ecstatic, love poems set in a multidimensional universe where all things are creatable even while gravity holds us here. I’m reminded of Pablo Neruda’s Book of Questions and Kimiko Hahn’s zuihitsus for their raw power, simplicity, and breadth. There is an almost disturbing dearth of cynicism, an unyielding belief in the unmanifested, and the open spaces of silence that surround the songs. Read this book for quiet, for light, and for its lovely and dangerous potential to enter the heart
... it is so refreshingly different than most of what is being published out there... Harris isn't afraid of a little sentimentality, a bit of genuine emotion. And she writes it well.
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