Book Review: 100 Years of Vicissitude

AUTHOR: ANDREZ BERGEN
Publisher: Perfect Edge Books

Reviewed by Lori Holuta

Cover of the novel 100 Years of Vicissitude, with two Japanese women in Geisha makeup and shadows of cranes in the background.Mr. Wolram E. Deaps mentions early in 100 Years of Vicissitude that “there is no neat beginning with which to start things.”Since Wolram is the central character and narrator of the story, I wondered what was to come. As this mysterious, thoughtful, and occasionally horrific story unfolded, I realized that while a neat beginning was never promised, the sum of a life can be tidily bundled into packets of time, which provide a workable method to scrutinize one’s existence.

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