Registered by Stoepbrak of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 12/28/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by Stoepbrak from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Synopsis (credit: back cover)
Reta Winters, 44 years of age, has started a new sort of life. She has discovered the meaning of loss for the first time.
Shortlist: Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2002.
Shortlist: Orange Prize for Fiction 2003.
On the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die List.
(Bought second-hand at Help the Rural Child Charity Bookshop, Main Road, Retreat.)
"This is why I read novels: so I can escape my own unrelenting monologue."
And that's exactly what this book felt like: the reader finds itself inside the mind of the main protagonist, living her own unrelenting monologue. Not that it's an uncomfortable situation to be in. One could identify closely with the narrator's feelings and observations as she goes through a difficult, seemingly inexplicable period without any sense of its likely duration or outcome. Several strong themes come through.
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