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Mother Daughter Widow Wife: A novel

Mother Daughter Widow Wife: A novel


Mother Daughter Widow Wife: A novel

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3.5/5 (57 valoraciones)
Longitud:
11 horas
Publicado:
Jul 7, 2020
ISBN:
9781797106540
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Stylish and gripping…

A stylish new psychological thriller from the author of “Girls on Fire.” After a woman is found on a bus with no memory and no ID, she submits herself for scientific study led by a controlling doctor. As the team tries to solve the mystery of her identity, she fights to create a new one, and the daughter she left behind struggles to understand why her mother disappeared. A gripping tale of memory and identity, truth and power.

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From the author of Girls on Fire comes a psychologically riveting novel centered around a woman with no memory, the scientists invested in studying her, and the daughter who longs to understand.

Who is Wendy Doe? The woman, found on a Peter Pan Bus to Philadelphia, has no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done. She's assigned a name and diagnosis by the state: Dissociative fugue, a temporary amnesia that could lift at any moment—or never at all. When Dr. Benjamin Strauss invites her to submit herself for experimental observation at his Meadowlark Institute for Memory Research, she feels like she has no other choice.

To Dr. Strauss, Wendy is a female body, subject to his investigation and control. To Strauss's ambitious student, Lizzie Epstein, she's an object of fascination, a mirror of Lizzie's own desires, and an invitation to wonder: once a woman is untethered from all past and present obligations of womanhood, who is she allowed to become?

To Alice, the daughter she left behind, Wendy Doe is an absence so present it threatens to tear Alice's world apart. Through their attempts to untangle the mystery of Wendy's identity—as well as Wendy's own struggle to construct a new self—Wasserman has crafted a jaw-dropping, multi-voiced journey of discovery, reckoning, and reclamation.

Searing, propulsive, and compassionate, Mother Daughter Widow Wife is an ambitious exploration of selfhood from an expert and enthralling storyteller.

Publicado:
Jul 7, 2020
ISBN:
9781797106540
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Sobre el autor

Robin Wasserman is the author of Mother Daughter Widow Wife, and Girls on Fire, an NPR and BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year. She is a graduate of Harvard College with a Master’s in the history of science. She lives in Los Angeles, where she writes for television.

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  • (1/5)
    No real point to the story. Too wordy. Alice’s story especially made no sense.
  • (2/5)
    I was only able to make it about 45 minutes in to this book, and that was a struggle. I kept telling myself to just wait and it will get better, but it didn't. The sociopolitical undertones were just too cartoonish. It's not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing with what the author is trying to say. Rather, the author just didn't develop the characters enough to let them make the point. The characters were predictable, one note, and - therefore - boring

    Maybe it gets better later on. I decided life is too short and there are too many other, much better books out there. I'm passing on this one.
  • (4/5)
    The Author was clearly sending a message to the world. It was abundantly clear to me. My concern is that those who need the message might be like a few of the characters in the book, in serious denial.

    It’s a long book but very much worth the read. Good book for a book club.
  • (4/5)

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    If you're in the mood for consistent, navel gazing ennui than look no further. As it happened, I was in that mood so I enjoyed the book. I wasn't thrilled about the characters (women) bring defined in terms of the men in their life even as they supposedly railed against just that. The narrator was moody and lulling and fit the story well. I may have hated this book in a more critical frame of mind but if you're looking for emo, this is it.

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