A snore of a story set in the city that never sleeps.
It’s as though the author
talked wrote to hear her own voice. Told in vignettes by year, the story is really just copious descriptions of the minutiae in the life an uptown woman — whose daughter’s upbringing paralleled mine, making me think I was its ideal audience.
The novel had been atop my 2018 Must List, and when it was available to Read Now, I jumped at the opportunity! Although the blurb had captured my interest, the book didn’t. I abandoned it after 1989. One decade was enough.
Thanks, though, to Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for the ARC.
Release date: March 13, 2018