Our leaves are on the edge of wizardly now, soon to cross over

“We had to write three pages on our favourite season and I chose fall because of all the shimmery comic-book colours: a dazzling red dash here, a splash of yellow there, a sparkle of orange peeping out like Mayaro fireflies. In Mayaro, mostly everything was green. Here the fall colours seemed wizardly and unreal.”

Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Knopf, 2010)

(My thoughts on this novel coming next week.)