Molly Fox's Birthday Author:Deirdre Madden Finalist for the Orange Prize — MOLLY FOX'S BIRTHDAY begins in the still, shadowy apartment of Molly Fox, a well-known stage actress. The unnamed narrator, an old friend of Molly?s who?s staying there in her absence, is immersed in strange revelations and memories about their long friendship. Over the course of one day, the narrator revisits thei... more »r relationship to a third friend, Andrew, and discovers how little she has really understood about any of them?herself included. The novel evokes the experience of a turning point?a moment when everything before and after is transformed, and life changes directions in a single day.« less
I didn't realize how much I loved this little book nor how well written and important it was until I finished it and sat there without a word to say. Because what does one say when they have read perfection? And it is not the story although it is a good story. It is not the characters although I related to the them all from the beginning. It was simply the writing. This author writes exquisitely and with such subtlety that one is not even aware of it until it is done. At least this reader was not. Deirdre Madden.............an author of contemporary literature to be reckoned with.
rainpebble | Aug 4, 2011