What is The Winter Room all about?I need help on my book report about The Winter Room
The Winter Room is an unusual novel that lacks the literary element of plot although there is a conflict in the last of three sections. The characters are a mother and father and their two sons in addition to two male relatives, who are the boys' uncles. Section one is in prose but is written as a lyric poem: a lyric prose poem. It elucidates on the power of the imagination in relation to books. The second section begins the narrative (without plot) of what happens on a farm in the varying seasons of a year. It's in ways reminiscent of Vivladi's Four Seasons symphony in that the seasons are celebrated and in that section two is composed rather like a symphony.
Section three is altogether different because one of the uncles takes over as narrator and recounts stories of life on the farm. It is this section that a crisis occurs and the nephews and one uncle stop speaking with each other over a disagreement. The resolution to the crisis comes in the form of a confrontation that teaches the boys about being adults and the uncle remembers and embraces youth in a special way.