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The Letter by Willa Okati

The Letter is part of an old series by Willa Okati about a little community of artists in which strange things happen. In the first book, A Year and A Day, the desperation of a man allows him to resurrect his late lover. In Unspoken, a wandering minstrel brings back love and hope in the life of a lonely man. In this last, Brandon and Luke are taking different path in life. They were an happy couple, but Brandon has a job that doesn't allow him to leave, and Luke is taking a job offer that will bring him far from their community. They talked and both agreed that it's better like that, to not having regrets in the future. But the truth is that Brandon has not express his real feelings and he is deeply in pain from Luke's decision. On the other hand, Luke is only waiting for Brandon to say him "don't go", since he himself is not so sure of his decision.

But in this world where communication seems so easy, for real people don't talk. And so without a otherworldly intervention, Brandon and Luke will loose all they have. And the intervention, the sign, takes the form of a bunch of letters: it's quite nice to see that, what the modern world (the technology, the fame of success) is destroying, an old fashion thing like a letter will save.

The book is really all here, not much more: the fashion of this short story, lies all in the words, both said in the past by old Brandon and Luke, who talked through their letter, and said in the present by this new couple who will learn from the mistake of their predecessors.

I like very much when Willa Okati writes fairy tales, since the only possible definition of this tale is fairy. It's not a full paranormal story, there are not angels or demons who make their appearance, it's more a feeling, it's almost like one of those old tales that people tell beginning with "you will not believe it but..."

http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/the-letter

Amazon Kindle: The Letter

Amazon: Mountain Magic

Series:
1) A Year and a Day
2) Unspoken
3) The Letter

Reading List:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle


Cover Art by Anne Cain
Tags: author: willa okati, genre: paranormal, length: novella, review, theme: multicultural
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