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Out of My Skin

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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Published August 31st 1998 by Cormorant Books
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Danya
I understand what McWatt was trying to do here, I really do. It's actually a really interesting idea to write about the mixed-race colonized ancestor of Jane Eyre: a direct challenge of the Anglo-Protestant superiority espoused by Charlotte Bronte could've been great. That said, no amount of authorial intent can make up for the fact that this was a steaming pile of modernist pooh.

And what was up with Daphne's obsession with body hair?
Jamie
Sep 06, 2016 Jamie rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up on a whim on my first visit to the public library nearest me since moving. I can't remember the last time I had been in a library just to browse. It was on a display at the end of a row of fiction with a Canadian author sticker and the back cover described someone new to a big city, trying to find their past. There I was, on my first excursion alone after moving to a "real" city, feeling strange and disconnected and out of place, holding this book in my hand and realizing t ...more
Rob
(8/10) Tessa McWatt has created an intruiging novel that raises questions of ethnicity, identitiy, and belonging, and does so through well-crafted prose and an intruiging, three-dimensional protagonist. Daphne's personal journey is captivating, although I felt the addition of the Oka crisis felt a little unnecessary and tacked-on. Not an earth-shaking novel, but well worth your time nonetheless.
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