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@Read E-pub Ý The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone Ý The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone, first published in , is one of Matt Cohen s four novels that came to be known as the Salem quartet stories set in the fictional town of Salem in eastern Ontario, somewhere north of Kingston in the rugged farmland and forest of the Canadian Shield These are the novels that first brought Matt Cohen to national attention The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone, a story about the pleasure of love that comes late in life, centres on the lives of two time worn characters whose pursuit of happiness is strangely rewarded With The Disinherited, another of the Salem novels, this is considered among the author s best works Arguably the best white Canadian male writer of his generation, Matt Cohen, who died too young in 1999, is barely remembered now I absolutely loved this 1979 tale of a hard living, tempestuous, larger than life goodness me, downright operatic couple and their significant others in small town Ontario Kitty and Pat clash and love and clash somewill their demons win out A gut wrenching story prose that etches itself in deep. This is the kind of book that makes you pause while reading just to admire the quality, detail and elegance of the writing style I had to re read many passages just to marvel at the beauty of the words It is a poignant, character driven book, and certainly Cohen s characters are deep and relatable simply because they re human They have flaws, and Cohen makes these flaws so beautiful in his tragic characters messed up lives This is one book I would pick up and read again, and I don t do this This is the kind of book that makes you pause while reading just to admire the quality, detail and elegance of the writing style I had to re read many passages just to marvel at the beauty of the words It is a poignant, character driven book, and certainly Cohen s characters are deep and relatable simply because they re human They have flaws, and Cohen makes these flaws so beautiful in his tragic characters messed up lives This is one book I would pick up and read again, and I don t do this often, so that s saying a lot That was a slog Two hundred and some pages, and I still have no idea who these characters are We learn almost nothing about who they are as people, except that they like to drink and fight And almost nothing actually happens The writing was best when we entered the mind of Ellen Malone, Kitty s mother who suffers from dementia That was when the odd writing style made the most sense Some reviews have called Cohen s style poetic or lyrical I think it s unnecessarily abstruse and sometimes n That was a slog Two hundred and some pages, and I still have no idea who these characters are We learn almost nothing about who they are as people, except that they like to drink and fight And almost nothing actually happens The writing was best when we entered the mind of Ellen Malone, Kitty s mother who suffers from dementia That was when the odd writing style made the most sense Some reviews have called Cohen s style poetic or lyrical I think it s unnecessarily abstruse and sometimes nonsensical