Peter Cameron: Coral Glynn

Coral Glynn - Peter Cameron

I loved this book. It was small and restrained, and so perfect that it's hard to even describe why it was good. Coral was an amazing character, starting out with no opinions or even preferences and ending up a more or less fully-realized person. The awkward steps she took in between were heartbreaking. Particularly when she called off the wedding because she couldn't put on her dress without help. I would have done that, at her age. She had pride, but not enough power to ask for help. The meaning that Cameron manages to communicate in these small details is beautiful. I highly recommend this book.