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Peace itself is out to destroy her mind,
a woman lost,
trying to get outside of herself and everything about her,
too late,
trapped in domesticity,
hellbent on destruction
living in exile
her own asylym
Shoots the dog
Mar 20, 2018 03:30AM
Die, My Love

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Claire McAlpine
Claire McAlpine is 59% done
Woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, pre & post pregnancy.
Can't help try to figure out why, from things not said.
Stream of consciousness provocative hysteria, woman desperately needs help, escape, doesn't ask for it, stands in the middle of the road with her baby hoping to be hit by a car, or disappears into the forest.
Exiled in France Why? Paris allure?
Where /who are her family?
Moves to the country!
Mar 21, 2018 08:51AM
Die, My Love

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message 1: by sylvie (new) - added it

sylvie I have this book...I'd love to know your take on it.

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Claire McAlpine sylvie wrote: "I have this book...I'd love to know your take on it."

I read a review some time ago, and while I could tell the writing was something special, the subject matter kept me from picking it up earlier, a little like the way I felt about When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife, which turned out to be a fabulous read.

Die, My Love is tougher, it's a woman as a victim of another, it's about a woman suffering from her own acute mental anguish, giving her a distorted view of those around her. It's also written by a young Argentinian woman, who lives in France, has recently had a baby and moved to the countryside - there's much that's not said that I understand, having moved to France with young children myself, however the woman's background or own family (or lack of) are never mentioned. She doesn't think about what is afflicting her or why, it is just raw, visceral, violent almost, terrifying indeed, if it was last century she'd have been thrown into an asylum, a case of hysteria.

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