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3.5 stars. A good, not great, novel. The book is interesting in its meditations on love and loss, on longing and belonging, and on making amends and admitting one's powerlessness in the face of love and change. The book falls short in the broader catastrophe that these emotional meditations are supposed to be focused through and highlighted by. Here, San Francisco suffers two major earthquakes within an hour, throwing the metropolis into disarray, chaos, and destruction. For such a massive event, it isn't particularly heart-pounding, frightening, or fraught. The prose was good, the dialog sometimes a bit overblown, and the action underwhelming. Would be interested to see if Percer improves in other books.
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