Love Child

Love Child

[a Novel]

Book - 2011
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An enthralling new novel from the highly acclaimed author of Becoming Jane Eyre . Sheila Kohler's memoir Once We Were Sisters is now available.

The compelling story of a forbidden marriage, a baby lost, and a love triangle gone horribly wrong, Love Child centers on Bill, a South African woman whose life has been defined by the apartheid-era, class-riven society in which she lives. Under pressure to make her will, Bill is forced to think about the momentous events and decisions that have made her an extremely wealthy if somewhat disillusioned woman. To whom should she leave her fortune? As Bill relives her past, we learn that this is a simple question with a complicated answer. In elegant, sensual, and nuanced prose, Kohler skillfully explores the space between our dreams and our reality, between our hopes and our disappointments.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780143119197
Branch Call Number: FICTION KOH
Characteristics: 235, 10 p. ; 20 cm.


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Mar 17, 2019

I was really drawn in by this rich story, appreciating traveling back and forth through time with the main character as she reveals her unusual life story. However, I couldn't have been less pleased with the final section of the book. Without giving away any content, I felt that the author lovingly crafted a beautiful book, but when it came to the difficult task of bringing the novel to the end, she just gave up throwing together something sensationalist, implausible, and totally unsatisfying. The final chapter is jarringly at odds with the rest of the book.

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