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Barbara Trapido

Teoksen Brother of the More Famous Jack tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

Brother of the More Famous Jack (1982) 572 kappaletta
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Frankie and Stankie (2003) 378 kappaletta
Temples of Delight (1990) 312 kappaletta
Juggling (1994) 266 kappaletta
Noah's Ark (1984) 193 kappaletta
Sex and Stravinsky (2010) 153 kappaletta
DN Stories of the Old South (1991) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Sisters by a River (1947) — Johdanto, eräät painokset241 kappaletta
Zbinden's Progress (2010) — Johdanto, eräät painokset34 kappaletta

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Read this years ago but it is a treasure that lingers as a memorable book from a talented author.
 
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featherbooks | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
It all starts when John Millet takes Katherine to meet friends of his, the Goldman family. Only Katherine knows the mister of the family, Jake Goldman. He is her philosophy professor, but Katherine is meeting his family for the first time. If you can get over the misogynistic overtones of Brother of the More Famous Jack you will fall in love with some of Trapido's characters. I loved Jane. Here is what I mean about the subtle disparagement of women: when Jacob complained that his wife, Jane, does not do enough around the house it set my teeth to grinding after Jane felt she needed to point out that she has brought the group tea, and has made them lunch, in addition to gardening and making music. Trapido says this of Jake, "He gains strength from the myth of his wife's incompetence" (p 25). Katherine dates a man who didn't like women when they turned into mothers. Mostly, I tried not to be too offended by the light banter about rape and abortion.
All in all, I wasn't sure I liked Katherine. She is very unlucky in love and has this air of helplessness that bothered me throughout the entire book. She pines for a Goldman son even though it is apparent he never feels the same way. For six years she dates a married man who is ugly to her. This man left his previous wife because he lost respect for her when she became pregnant with his child. When Katherine finally escapes this relationship she runs straight back to the Goldman family. Why does she keep returning to these people? Because she has fallen in love with the entire family. Even after ten years away from them she finds herself ensconced in their lives.
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SeriousGrace | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 13, 2024 |
I was sorry she ended up with Jonathan, who I thought was rather unpleasant.
 
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LuxVestra | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 9, 2023 |
Mervin and Alison are a married couple with daughter Camilla. Alison is emotionally abused by Mervin, who is a narcissist. When the marriage ends, she meets Noah, an American research doctor, who treats her well and organises life.
An enjoyable read.
 
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simbaandjessie | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 23, 2023 |

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