Jason Mott lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
There are a lot of things surrounding Ava's life. The death of her mother, the new partner of her father who is pregnant, her father's position combined with what happened. I felt at points it was a bit to much to make Ava her life even more difficult or sad. I did enjoy the story with Wash though. There are things in the story I did not understand or did not add up for me. At some point they visit the doctor and the wife is wanting a lot of Ava her ability but later when everything is going wrong they look for shelter in their house. This change of heart was to sudden for me.
Still Mott is a master when it comes to question your own conscience. Putting a child in the middle of the story about right and wrong. A child in charge of living or dying. What would you do when your child had that power but slowly died herself due to that power. As was with The Returned this is the most powerful part of the story.
The Wonder of All Things
Author: Jason Mott
Mira: various formats