In moments electric with sudden harmony or ruthless indifference, the girls and women in this collection provoke, beguile, entertain, and reveal a poignant and searingly accurate portrait of the female heart. With her keen eye for character, her humor, and her uncanny grasp of the loneliness, selfishness, and longing that permeates the female experience, Kyle has secured her reputation as a major young talent.
©2010 Aryn Kyle (P)2010 Tantor
I loved Aryn Kyle's first book and looked forward to her second. But I think she must have recycled earlier work and got it published based on her success. Not one story was completely satisfying although several began with great promise. It didn't help that the narrator had a monotone voice and showed little emotion.
Young readers of this book they may decide that adulthood is filled with only the malcontented and maladjusted. I know that real life has many of these people in its borders but read about them only, if you wish to become very depressed. Ms. Kyle is an excellent author but her subject matter leads me to check out her next book very carefully before purchase. The contect of this book has adult themes. Not for the young or young at heart.
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