Mark Dunn’s Ella Minnow Pea is an epistolary novel with a charming premise: in a fictitious nation built on the power of language, strange and arbitrary edicts force the people to slowly lose their letters.
It’s a light story covering heavy dystopic themes. Not necessarily groundbreaking, fully coherent or astonishing, but its charm for an hour-or-two makes it a must-read.
And it’s a nonsensical quote, I admit. But it all makes sense in the end.
Thank you to my friend who sent me a copy!