1000 Books In 10 Years; Vol. 134: thieves, by jason horn

thieves is a narrative shared by several characters, but focuses on a young woman, who after surviving a rape during her adolescence, struggles to define her own autonomy via the relationships she engages is, one of which is an affair with a slightly older man that takes place whilst she is engaged to another.  Each character tries to find an equilibrium in their relationships, but often find their efforts are influenced by things such as; economics, social conformity, and familial obligations.  The narrative ultimately illustrates how difficult it is to define yourself when you are constantly expected to fulfill obligations thrust onto you by people with whom you share relationships with, be it a friend, a lover, a co-worker, teacher,student, or a family member.  The omniscient narrator does not employ any possessive pronouns throughout, which encourages the reader to reconsider our perceptions of ownership most especially when it comes to our relationships.  It is, I must confess, beautiful written, an evokes the reader’s emotions with language that is blunt and savage at times, and tender and forgiving in other moments.


Anybody who wants a copy, let me know, I will be glad to send you one once I get them printed off


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Jason John Horn is a writer and critic who recently completed his Master's in English Literature at the University of Windsor. He has composed a play, a novella and a number of short stories and satirical essays.

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