What Else We've Been Reading
A strange but engrossing novella about a cleaning woman who marries a wealthy man only to find that her her new privilege does not bring her peace. Sparse but weighty, Indelicacy is a feminist fable about a woman coming into her own, exploring the risks and rewards of creativity. For anyone who loves Jean Rhys, Clarice Lispector or Octavia Butler.
From the Booker-winning Irish author Anne Enright comes this very detailed and moving novel about fame, sexual power and a daughter’s search to understand her mother’s hidden truths. Written from the point of view of the daughter of a very famous Irish actress, the novel reads almost as a stream of conscience. The pace takes a little while to regulate but once it hits its stride the book is hard to put down. A haunting and absorbing account of sexual power and the destructive impact of celebrity as well as a detailed account of the complexity of mother and daughter relationships.