My Name Is Anton by Catherine Ryan Hyde

My Name Is Anton
.PDF, 282 pages
Expected publication: December 1st 2020 by Lake Union Publishing

About the Book:
It’s 1965, and life has taken a turn for eighteen-year-old Anton Addison-Rice. Nearly a year after his brother died in a tragic accident, Anton is still wounded—physically and emotionally. Alone for the holidays, he catches a glimpse of his neighbor Edith across the street one evening and realizes that she’s in danger. Anton is determined to help Edith leave her abusive marriage. Frightened and fifteen years Anton’s senior, Edith is slow to trust. But when she needs a safe place to stay, she lets down her guard, and over the course of ten days an unlikely friendship grows. As Anton falls hopelessly and selflessly in love, Edith fears both her husband finding her and Anton getting hurt. She must disappear without telling anyone where she’s going—even Anton. If keeping Edith safe means letting her go, Anton will say goodbye forever. Or so he believes. What would happen, though, if one day their paths should cross again?

My Review:
The story was a great read in fact this is one of the best books I have read in a long time...the characters were so well drawn, even the supporting ones and the ones that had passed away. It was excellently written and kept my interest for the full 282 pages. Catherine Ryan Hyde has very good insight writing from the mind of an eighteen year old young man and how he grows up, inside and out. How does she do that!? Such an intriguing story about an intriguing man. 

This has everything we look for in a Catherine Ryan Hyde novel: great humanity, insight and humour in a tale of damage inflicted yet transcended by human resilience. I loved Edith and Anton's relationship with each other. It was filled with such honesty and love.

This book was very well written by an author who understands the human condition extremely well...Sensitive and highly imaginative...Such a unique story it was impossible to second guess what would happen next and I loved the surprises it had in store. All. The. Stars.

Thank you NetGalley, Catherine Ryan Hyde and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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