Title: The Tidal Zone
Author: Sarah Moss
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 331
Rating: 4/5

Told from the viewpoint of a father, this is the story of what happens to a family when the oldest daughter suddenly stops breathing for no reason and as they try to cope with the uncertainty of life.

After having heard countless good things about this book, I've finally read it, and what a wonderful experience it was!

The writing style of this is one of my favorite parts of the novel; it's beautiful, raw and emotive. It captures the characters and their inner lives amazingly well; you can feel the love, fear, anger and confusion. Not a lot happens plot wise in this book, and so it takes good writing to make the reader keep going, and this does it effortlessly. It captures the fragility of life and the sense of impending doom one feels when one is reminded of ones mortality scarily well.

I really enjoyed seeing this story from the viewpoint of a stay-at-home dad, and I just loved reading about the relationships inside the family. I also really like the atmosphere the author captures throughout the book, and it's overall quite an emotional experience.

I will say I felt it got slightly repetitive towards the middle end, but otherwise, this was excellent. Well worth the read for anyone who enjoys character-based novels and literary fiction.
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