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by Michele Roberts

eBook The Looking Glass download ISBN: 0316854565
Author: Michele Roberts
Publisher: Little Brown & Co (December 1, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 277
ePub: 1198 kb
Fb2: 1307 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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Half-English and half-French, Michèle Roberts was born in 1949. DAUGHTERS OF THE HOUSE (1992) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the WH Smith Literary Award.

Images of water, themes of storytelling, and the symbol of the mermaid as both dangerous and vulnerable drift through this 12th novel by French-English novelist Roberts (Daughters of the House) with. Half-English and half-French, Michèle Roberts was born in 1949. Библиографические данные.

The Looking Glass book. Roberts writes wonderfully and with a clarity that makes the different voices in the novel distinct and beguiling.

A lushly imagined, sensual novel about memory, desire, and the power of storytelling, from a Booker Prize nominee. Geneviève is an outsider, raised in an orphanage, now living an isolated existence as a maid to the widowed Madame Patin in a small French village. From the Booker-shortlisted author comes a sensuous, evocative novel exploring the lives of women in Victorian London, for fans of Sarah Waters, Emma Donoghue and Kate Atkinson. 2011: When Madeleine loses her job as a lecturer, she decides to leave her riverside flat in cobbled Stew Lane, where history never feels far away, and move to Apricot Place.

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Half English and half French, Michèle Roberts is the author of eleven highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House, which won the . Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

An exquisite, knowing, and irresistible novel, The Looking Glass introduces to an American audience "one of Britian's best novelists" (The Independent on Sunday). Connect with the author.

I enjoyed this story of the development of a young French woman from 'comeliness' to 'siren-like beauty' as told by five different female characters, but was disappointed when the ending came all too suddenly. Find similar books Profile. Could I ever return to the house in Blessedtot? I don't think I have the courage to try. The nightmares warned me to stay away.

The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

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In the orphanage, she whispers her tales at night. In her place as maid to Madame Patin in the cafe next to the sea, she becomes the breathless audience for her mistress's alarming folk stories, beginning with the one about the mermaid - the beauty who is also a monster - who must be killed.Genevieve happily falls into the ways of Madame Patin and contentedly cooks, cleans, gardens and serves the customers alongside her. Until, that is, Genevieve's own comeliness and cunning ripen to siren beauty. To avoid the mermaid's fate she must take flight.And she does - to another word-spinner - a poet who has the hearts of all his women. Kind the poet may be, but he too is a collector of stories, and when you speak your story, you give away more than words.
Comments: (3)
My book club chose this book based on a short write-up in a recommended reading list for book clubs. A story from the perspective of four women who loved the same man. We had just finished a much more serious book and were looking for something a little saucier. This book is odd. The book is not evenly weighted among the women, who are not fully developed as characters, each of which you feel a lack of attachment to. The perspective of the book shifts and be a bit abrupt at time and includes bits of information that just don't seem to fit with the storyline. Consistent with the rest of the book it all just ends randomly. My roommate read it and immediately put it in the recyling bin because she wouldn't recommend it to anyone and wouldn't bother to resell it.
I just finished reading this book and would like to throw it out the window. I usually like to finish what I started so I forced myself to finish the book just to see how it ends. The begining was interesting but the rest of the story was confusing. The main idea of 4 different woman loving the same man was incredibly stupid. I thought the focus was on genevieve in the begining but suddenly switched to Gerard? The length of time for each character's story was so random it threw me off. Why was Gen's story so long and focused but the other women such as the governess or marie have such a short insignificant role when the idea was to make them major characters? I enjoyed how well the story is written but I hate what the story was about. It was demeaning to those women. There was no great lesson to be learned, just a bunch of women swooning over one man.
I was a little leary about starting this book, something about the jacket description or the cover, I'm not sure. But once I picked up this novel I realized I was definitley wrong. This novel is so well written, there were sentences I read more than once just to be able to take it all in. If you like a lyrical well-written novel you need to read this!