The Nine-Chambered Heart
I thought the premise of this book--a portrait of a woman as told from the perspective of nine different people--sounded intriguing enough to give it a try, though as a plot-light book I considered it somewhat of a risk. Unfortunately, this one fell flat. Rather than nine diverse perspectives told by people from different areas of the woman's life, almost all were her former lovers, and many turned her into their version of the "manic pixie dream girl" that they wanted. None of the characters had names (kind of a pet peeve of mine) and this just didn't come together for me.
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‘Superb. She had me at page one’
Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven
‘It’s the artful pleating of this subtle, psychologically astute novel that sets it apart’ DAILY MAIL
The kaleidoscopic story of one woman as seen through the eyes of those she has loved or been loved by.
Nine people illuminate one woman in the particular light of how they see her, each voice casting her from a new angle. Taking her from a lonely child in the classroom to a fierce woman weathering life’s battles and triumphs, The Nine-Chambered Heart is a masterful portrait, as intimate as it is brave.