Monday, 16 February 2015

Brajesh's Review : Girl Meets Boy

After being bowled over by Karen Armstrong’s “A Short History of Myth” I ordered two more books in the Myth Series.

Ali Smith takes the story of Iphis in which Telethusa metamorphoses her child to keep her alive, and turns this mythical narrative into a powerful feminist novel.

The protagonist Anthea goes through the realization of her lesbianism and finally marries the girl she loves. The counter point is her sister Midge who has a strong traditional outlook and struggles with capitalism and conventional relationships. The story is quite confusing in the first 30 pages where our personal gender stereotypes make it difficult to follow the narrative, but once you get comfortable with the style, the story moves at a fast clip and ends explosively.

Rating : 3 / 5

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