Monday, June 3, 2013

Four Corners of the Sky: Chapters 42-48

This is the 8th installment of my Big Library Read diary. I'm through with Part 3 and on to Part 4.

Parts one-four have been titled North, South, East, West, presumably the title's four corners. North is centered in Emerald, North Carolina; South takes us west to St. Louis, East is Miami, and West seems to be Key West. Part 5 being "Home" is not much of a spoiler.

So what was "North" about Part 1? Is this about Oz's good witch? A game of Bridge? Why not North, West, South, East? Did you know that in Chinese, the order is always East-South-West- North (Dong Nan Xi Bei, 西) which also means "all directions".

The Anemoi, or four winds, had personalities that were cold, hot, unlucky and mild. Maybe. Winter, spring, summer, fall?

I guess everything will be revealed at the end.

I'm much happier with Ruthie as Annie's mother than some girl friend from Barbados, but I'm guessing this is a misdirection from the author.

Annie seems to have fallen hook, line and sinker for the scam, whatever it is, and I bet Sgt. Dan is in on it.

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