By George by Wesley Stace

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By George is truly told by two Georges. One George is the grandson of famous ventriloquist Echo Enders. This George delights in his performing family but struggles with finding truth and clarity in a family familiar with illusion and diversion. The second George is the dummy of Echo's son Joe. While it took Joe a while to find his voice as a ventriloquist, dummy George is exhilarated by performing and always eager to banter. This George is a witness to history as Joe performs for the troops during WWII. The two Georges inevitably meet and the human George is able to reconcile deceits with reality and also put his own mark on family history. It's a loving but unusual family and most of the characters are engaging. The information about performing in a past era adds interest too.

Submitted by Chris @ Central


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