The Woman Upstairs
Publish date: April 30th 2013
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
"""The person I am in my head is so far from the person I am in the world. Nobody would know me from my own description of myself; which is why, when called upon (rarely, I grant) to provide an account, I tailor it, I adapt, I try to provide an outline that can, in some way, correlate to the outline...
"This book was boring. It barely had a plot and was pointless. "
"How angry am I? You don't know want to know. Nobody wants to know about that." So opens Claire Messud's book. I'm not sure how to feel about this book. I was intrigued and thought I knew where the story was going at certain points. Nope. It definitely did not turn out what I thought it would be, ...
At the beginning of this book we meet Nora Eldridge, the self-confident woman and very angry woman. As she herself tries to comprehend how she came to be the woman she is today Nora takes us back 5 years to the time she met and, literally became part of the Shahid family. At that time Nora was a d...
I found this easy to relate to; the 40-something woman is probably a part of each of us... Or is that all 40-something women who are essentially "the woman upstairs".I like how she found redemption at the end of the novel, but frankly, couldn't see all the appeal to the Shahid family she fell for.
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