"When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily."
So begins The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold's astonishing, brilliant, and daring new novel. A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this unforgettable work by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky.
For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others - to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined.
Unfolding over the next 24 hours, this searing, fast-paced audiobook explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion, and the line between love and hate. It is a challenging, moving, gripping story, written with the fluidity and strength of voice that only Alice Sebold has.
The Almost Moon
Most writers do not seem to know what honesty is. Not Sebold! Beautiful, unique, honest and brutal. She tells this story with out a note of judgement or hesitation. Emotionally terrifying moments that are written with such a delicate and unique weaving of the english language that I have read in a long time. You find yourself in every room with the main character, experiencing every sound and thought as you try do discover what motivates this women to do something so unforgiveable. This is what keeps you going as this women continues to unravel. But the answer was there the entire time.
I felt the sort of disconnectedness that comes with absolute horror at one's own actions. The book does an incredible job of telling the story from the perspective of the main character but still conveying that even she does not seem to be able to grasp or control what is happening.
this book reminds me of another I read. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. You should check it out. (Mature content)....