The Saint of Bright Doors

This boy without a shadow is definitely not Peter Pan. His mother trains him to kill her, then his father, and then he leaves her and moves to the city to escape his fate. It finds him anyway, of course, this being a novel and all.

On the way to a kind of oh-by-the-way conclusion this book has some pretty awesome moments. It even manages to work in some good stuff about colonialism, patriarchy, messiahs, and productivity gurus.

It was OK. Three stars, I think.