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A River Divided

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An intricate look at identity, family ties and themes of belonging and faith.

Beginning with a potentially astounding discovery in Israel and developing into a story of two brothers raised apart, this is an intriguing and complex novel about family ties and identity while also posing questions about ethics, morality and nature vs. nurture. Due to the actions of the geneticist Evelyn and obstetrician Michael, Christopher and José are born and brought up worlds apart - one in affluence in Australia, the other in the slums of Buenos Aires. We follow the boys in turn as they grow and find meaning and love, and what happens when their paths finally cross. 

A River Divided by George Paxinos is very well-written, deftly handling complex and delicate subjects with ease and in a way that challenges the reader to think about what they would believe in the character's shoes, and what they think would be the right thing to do. This interlacing of science and faith is handled in a way that brings the story to life while also not diminishing or undermining each other. At its heart I found this to be about family and belonging, it is intricate and with every turn of the page there is a new concept of plot point to hold your attention and provoke thought. A really well-crafted story. 

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