Quick and dirty review: Heck ya, read it.
Allegra Goodman’s “The Chalk Artist” is an easily relatable read. For we all have been Collin, or known a Collin, or raised a Collin. Or a Nina. Or an Aidan for that matter.
Centered in present day Boston, Collin James, son of Maia, is a college dropout, but not without prospects. He’s somewhat self-absorbed, and creative, yet unmotivated by anything but a young woman that comes regularly, by herself, to the restaurant/bar where he waits tables. He’s bewitched, and uses his artistic skill to score points and get his foot in the door with her. That woman, Nina …
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