By Deb Olin Unferth
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Review by Zet Diaz of Plane Tickets and Miss Contraire
“Between us we had space, silence. We had longing shooting one direction and nothing coming back. His despondency tied me to him. His jagged wanderings. His sad starlight vigils. I gave in to it. I went along.”
How do I even begin? I loved this book so much. So much that it pained me to finish it. I took my time with this because despite how depressing it was, I kind of enjoyed it. Ugh. Let’s get real. I really, really loved it.
Deb Olin Unferth is unlike any other. Her way with words is amazing, as I’ve said before, and reading this book just made me feel so lucky. More people should read her stories. You have no idea just how much you’re missing out on.
Okay. Enough gushing.
This book is about a man who follows his wife while she follows a stranger. That stranger goes out of town and the man goes after him. But that’s not all. The book shifts from narrator to narrator adding so much mystery to the story. The first chapter will get you hooked. You will not rest until you finish the whole thing. Trust me on this. (It’s so hard not to gush about a book as good as this.)
Please. Do yourself a favor and read Vacation. It will change you and make you feel things you’ve never felt about a book before.