Monday, 6 May 2013

Rebecca by Adam J Nicolai

Rebecca is a newborn baby, Sarah is her mother, thrown out by her mother and having to live and cope alone in an apartment.  This story is set in the first month of Rebecca's life and tells Sarah's tale of how she just isn't coping.

I'm still thinking of this story hours after finishing it.  It's a strange one indeed.  This is a very claustrophobic story as Sarah doesn't get far from her home.  The intensity comes from the other people in Sarah's life hassling her and not helping her.   I certainly wouldn't recommend this to any nervous first time pregnant young girls.

This book is not for the faint hearted.  There's religion, homophobia, harassment and lots of crying.  But it is a compelling read.  I can't say "enjoyable", but it is very readable.

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