21 January, 2011
The relationship between Janey and her mother felt a little more real in that Janey being middle-aged and so under the control of her mother was sad but felt somewhat like a cliche. And, even though Barton described some setting, I never got a sense of place that I think had the potential for richness.
All that said, I would like to read this author again as I'm sure his other stories would intrigue me more.
Project MUSE site
The Sewanee Review
An interview with Barton, by Elizabeth Glixman