With a touch of Margaret Atwood-y Blind Assassin-type mystery & history and alternating first person narration (with jumps in chronology), the novel is thoroughly engaging and emotional when it needs to be and matter-of-fact at the proper times, too. It’s also complicated enough and researched deeply enough to be Literature (yes, with a capital L). (I would like to point out here that a comparison to Margaret Atwood is among the highest compliments I could possibly give. Note that, please).
In the way Atwood might do (or one of your better chick lit authors like Anita Shreve), Fullbright has managed to tell the story through several narrators, all of whom are reliable, but all of whom have vastly different experiences and perspectives on the events and people who populate the pages. Unlike chick lit, though, this novel has three distinct protagonists. The most miraculous thing: It’s possible to be pro each of them, even while they’re battling each other.
Fullbright’s novel is ambitious, but not too much so–I know this because it works. It’s at times hard to read but hard to put down. (This is not a nice family; I’ll just tell you that right now.) There is violence, there is abuse. But there’s also art, music, and beauty–all parts of real life. I guess the difference is that most of us are unable to share that ugliness and that beauty in the eloquent way that Fullbright does.
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About the author:
Lee Fullbright is a fourth-generation Californian, raised and educated in San Diego. She is a medical practice consultant and lives on San Diego’s beautiful peninsula with her twelve-year-old Australian cattle dog, Baby Rae. The Angry Woman Suite, a Kirkus Critics’ Pick and Discovery Award winner, is her debut novel. Connect with Lee on her website, Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads.