The Sisters Antipodes by Jane Alison

Here’s the fascinating tale of two families, each with two daughters. The parents divorce and marry each other, leaving the girls with their moms and brand-new step-dads. And, if that’s not crazy enough, the dads are diplomats so they don’t see their own daughters for years on end. Jealousy, identity, and self-esteem issues ensue. Alison pays homage to memory, and its inconsistency and unpredictability to tell her odd, and extremely captivating story. She impressively hurdles chronology, just as the mind does.

Gwenamon says: Aside from a few overdone passages and an overused insect metaphor, it’s really good

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