The Great Riddle. "The Naked Fish: An Autobiography of Belief" by Ian Hansen. [review]
Given life's pluriform character, any autobiography is inevitably selective: but this 'autobiography of belief' is more open to the variety of experience than many other writings of the self. The domestic plays a great part in it, and Hansen's immediate family are major players, sometimes in a most painful way. Indeed, even though the book's last words, like many before them, are sanguine, it is clearly written out of pain, a pain which cannot be willed away.