Review of Your Brother's Blood by David Towsey

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I really enjoyed this story of a small corner of society called Barkley after the fall of technology, which subtly explores the themes of fear, prejudice, dishonesty, zealotry, tyranny and what it means to be truly free. There are so many keenly observed moments in this book, some of them so poignant and poetic, that they linger on long after the last page has been read and the book has been placed on the bookshelf. The author has a voice that is hard to resist, and the layers within the book resonate deeply, some of them unsettling, but all of them steering the reader to ponder on the overarching question, delivered quietly, a whisper in the furthest corners of the mind: What does it mean to be human in a world of wrong? A thoughtful, beautiful book.