It’s good to see a reviews of One Hundred Letters Home. Here is Laura Kroetsch introducing me as one of the authors for the Adelaide Writers’ Week 2017.
and a strong incisive review in Mascara: http://mascarareview.com/rebecca-allen-reviews-one-hundred-letters-home-by-adam-aitken/
And Ivy Alvarez in Southerly. http://southerlyjournal.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ALVAREZ-of-Aitken-One-Hundred-Letters-Home.pdf
I like Ivy’s conclusion as it seems exactly the right description of the book:
“One Hundred Letters Home presents an author trying to make sense of his parents’ actions and persisting through comfortless decisions, documenting the ways in which their lives influenced his. Aitken’s memoir is less about obsessive, biographical exactitude, and more a movement towards excavation and piecing-together fragments into a distinct identity. The book’s rawness is a manifestation of his remembering and recollecting, like a story torn from an old newspaper, or a confession inside a much folded letter.”