Cindy Benson Benson itibaren Briješće, Hırvatistan
A dense story full of friends, love, loss, and finding one's place in life. I couldn't put it down and keep coming back to it every now and again. My all-time favorite!
It took me awhile to figure out if I really liked this novel..because it's one of those stories with no definite conclusion. When Angelica turns four, it seems as if something or someone is sexually attacking her and her mother, Constance. Is it a malicious spirit, as Constance suspects, hence her hiring of a spiritualist? Or is the father, Joseph, a sexual predator? Or could Constance be seeing "ghosts" from her childhood and is transfering those fears onto her daughter? Or is she just suffering from womanly "hysteria" as suspected by Joseph. By the end of the novel, which is narrated by the adult Angelica, the answer still is not clear, which seems to be the whole point of the book. How does one's childhood memories affect their adult life? How much should one believe certain memories or were they just put there by the suggestions of others?