Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Disquiet, by Julia Leigh
Odd, disturbing little book that felt a little overwritten and overwrought to me. A woman fleeing an abusive relationship/marriage with her two small children returns to the family estate, where her imposing mother is waiting for her brother and his wife to come home from the hospital with their new baby. Unfortunately, the baby dies during birthing, yet they are allowed to bring it's little corpse home with them, which they do. (!) startling.
It only got less cheery from there.