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Inside review - Alix Ohlin

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DOMINO EFFECT Inside is a better conceived and better executed version of Hollywood's latest trend of interwoven story arcs

Inside

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Alix Ohlin
publisher:
Knopf
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

The scarred, silent sufferers at the heart of this novel of interconnected stories don’t know a warning sign when they see one: A therapist rescues a man from an attempted suicide only to fall in love with him; a deeply troubled aspiring actress takes in the homeless runaway sleeping on her doorstep; a divorcée starved for connection leaves one hopeless situation for another. Even knowing these story arcs are unlikely to end happily, you can’t help but become invested in Inside. Ohlin displays a profound empathy ?for people at their least rational — and most human. A?