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3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 253 pages
Published by Penguin Books
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Amanda Patterson
Jul 31, 2011 Amanda Patterson rated it liked it
Violet is a failed academic approaching middle age. Her husband, Frank, is an actor with a narcissistic personality to rival that of Tom Cruise. Violet followed her heart and the childlike Frank out of Cape Town and into the ‘perfect’ country life.

All goes well until Frank announces that he has fallen in love with the exotic, eccentric Isabella. She is also pregnant. He suggests that the 3 of them make a life together.

Violet decides to leave. She takes refuge with a childhood friend, man magne
Andrea Hickman Walker
Sep 09, 2010 Andrea Hickman Walker rated it really liked it
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Lauren Smith
Flyleaf is a tired sigh of rambling detail. Part of its weariness is perhaps the result of the fact that I've read this story before, in Dancing Naked at the Edge of the Dawn by Kris Radish. In both novels, a university-educated woman who has unwisely married too young leaves her unfaithful husband and goes to stay with her best friend, giving her a chance to ‘find herself’ and decide what she wants out of life. The best friend is a beautiful, free-spirited, self-confident hippy, in stark contra ...more
Sep 18, 2009 Tiah rated it really liked it
Like drinking a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc. The author is clearly a player of words, and consequently, so is her main character. English majors and lovers of language may take great delight in these playful prose. However, I will readily admit this is the type of book that would make my engineering husband cringe. That said, I highly enjoyed it.
Nov 10, 2012 Alexandra rated it really liked it
This is not a "big" book. It's intimate, and still, and hopeful. And beautiful, too. Not stellar or shattering, but the experience of it is still so utterly felt. Do yourselves a favour and read the author's poetry - it's the reason I knew the name to pick up the novel. Her volume called "I Flying" is absolutely friggin wonderful.
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Aug 03, 2011 Annie Holmes rated it liked it
Laughed out loud reading it on the plane. I love her mind and the word play.
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