The Lion's Den by Anthony Marra
ebook, 28 pages
Expected publication: December 19th 2019 by Amazon Original Stories
About the Book:
Exposing his father’s transgressions in a tell-all was the ethical, righteous—and profitable—thing to do. What’s left but to slink back home for a humbling face-to-face with the man whose secrets he sold? He was a notorious government whistle-blower. Depending on whom you ask, he’s a treasonous felon, a folk hero, a validated patriot, or a national disgrace. To his son, Michael, he’s the father who threw his family into upheaval. Now, having moved back home at the age of thirty-four, Michael is getting to know him as a man. And getting nearer to understanding his motivations that have remained a mystery in this darkly humorous short story of sacrifice and betrayal by New York Times bestselling author Anthony Marra.
Not just a poignant tale but a timely one as well. Human, compassionate, touching and witty, splendidly written...and believable. It is a quick read, which is both good and bad because you reach the conclusion quickly and then the characters are gone. The characters aren't as developed in this book as in some of his others, but I chalk this up to the brevity of the form. Succinct prose and pathos blended with humor make this story an enjoyable read.
Thank you NetGalley, Anthony Marra and Amazon Original Stories for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.