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During this Thanksgiving season, I cannot help but think about how our national feast day only reinforces a limited view of our nation’s origins and European-Indian relations during the colonial period.
I picked up Marcel Theroux’s latest novel “Far North” because of a personal recommendation from his father, the well-known travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux.
Words matter. They’re like icebergs; nine-tenths of their meaning lies beneath the surface. But that hidden meaning has mass, it has momentum. A single word can crush your pretty sentence, or paragraph or even scene, like tin.