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A Common Loss

Editorial Review - Books+Publishing - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors

Kirsten Tranter¿s second novel--following The Legacy--is the story of a group of college friends who travel together each year to Las Vegas. Dylan, the charismatic confidante of the group, the keeper of secrets and solver of problems, has died in an accident, so the remaining four friends plan the annual trip. Elliot, an erudite yet awkward English lecturer, narrates the novel. He is the ... Read full review


Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Australian writer Tranter's sophomore effort (The Legacy, 2010) examines the complexities of friendship. For the last decade, quiet, bookish Elliot and his former college buddies have met annually in Las Vegas for a "guys' weekend." But this year's trip is different: Dylan, the heart and soul of the group, has died. Struck while riding a bicycle, the handsome Dylan, a former model and member of a ... Read full review

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