Tuesday May 26, 2020

A disparate group of intertwining lives

Inside by Alix Ohlin. Bloomsbury, €16.35. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

21st July, 2012
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Alix Ohlin: her stylistic elegance is clear.

Inside by Alix Ohlin

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It takes a certain leap of faith to write fiction about the urge to fix broken lives. There's a danger of missing out on the darker sides of characters or that the story might turn to schmaltz. In Alix Ohlin's new novel, however, the compulsion to help others is rarely straightforward, and often serves as a cover for loneliness, grief or the inability of individuals to fully know themselves.

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