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Book Review Girl Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo

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This was my first book by author Evaristo, her eighth novel. This highly rated Booker Prize novel kept showing up on “must read” lists and so, I added it to my must read list. Girl Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo was an enjoyable find.

Unike most novels, the story has no overarching plot, although there is a connecting and wrapping up at the end. Instead the book has 12 chapters, each chapter focusing on an individual woman. Though many of the characters don’t know each other, their lives interconnect over the decades in a unique and well written storyline.

Throughout the book Evaristo explores cultural and timely issues such as feminism, politics, sexuality, patriarchy, parenting, art, infidelity, relationships, career, abuse and race.

I enjoyed the tone of this book and it’s unique structure, as well as each of the distinctive characters who span a teenage girl to a 90 year-old woman. Beautifully written.

Four Stars for Girl Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo. Read last week’s review of The Dutch House.

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