It is hard not to feel large, sweeping and small, quiet things when reading the late David Rakoff’s tour de force novel-in-verse “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish.”
It is hard not to feel celebratory over its heart-singing smarts, its existence as a fist raised against a life ending. What melancholia is there is confined to its characters — it’s a triumphant, moving work of true craft and wit.
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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish