“How do I say this? It seems as if the white space in the book is a metaphor for a million dollar mansion that only houses four people. Each page is a room.” —JC Reilly
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“Holes”, featured on the Seren Books blog, “captures the immense anguish and heartbreak of a mother who was helpless to protect her son in this tragic case”.
Ivy Alvarez’s collection Disturbance is a gripping novel-in-verse that chronicles a multiple homicide, a tragic case of domestic violence, where a family was gunned down by the husband and father.
Disturbance compellingly revolves around a black hole at its core – the mundanity of evil and the seeming inevitability of violence.
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Bethany Pope: “Sitting in a bus terminal (my God these are appropriately named – all life seems to stop.) reading Ivy Alvarez‘s wonderful verse-novel ‘Disturbance’ (which is also about a terminus, of the original kind). This book cuts straight to the gristle, ‘Her dress, for instance, did not shield her / from the buckshot aimed at her front and back. / We do what we can.’ Pick this book up the next time you need something wonderful…”