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Best Way You Know How

3.23  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
At the age of twenty-five, Hannah Crowe moves from Canada to London, intent (she half-jokes) on curing herself of a Puritan upbringing and on finding herself a husband. Only a few months later, Hannah finds herself married to Daniel and living in Camberwell, south London. Together they attempt to pursue their shared desire for a creatively rich, emotionally intense and sex ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by Penguin Canada (first published January 1st 2005)
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Corinne Wasilewski
Jun 29, 2014 Corinne Wasilewski rated it really liked it
This book reminded me of "The Furies" by Fernanda Eberstadt, another novel about the implosion of a marriage, the main difference between the two being that Eberstadt's couple is "merely" seriously mismatched while Hannah, the female partner in Pountney's novel, seems to have a mental illness which amplifies the dark tone of the story. In fact, I would go so far as to say the novel is close to being a character study in narcissistic personality disorder.
I enjoyed Pountney's writing, her wonder
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Jan 01, 2017 copyeditcat rated it liked it
This is one of those novels you can't put down despite wanting to wring the main character's neck (thus only three stars).
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