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A Quiet Crisis,
This review is from: By Battersea Bridge (Hardcover)
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"Anita grew up believing she was behind and would never catch up."
Anita has grown up with two brilliant brothers. Now in her 30s, she still feels like a family failure, drifting through her existence working for an art gallery. There are two stories intertwined together, the present day one and the story of Anita and her family's past and what happened to her brother. In the present, she is persuaded to go to Bulgaria and scout out properties that would appeal to British buyers by an old friend.
I thought this was beautifully written but challenging to read as the shifts in time are not clearly marked and I kept suddenly realising the book had jumped to the other story. But I thought the portrait of a woman whose upbringing was materially privileged but has been emotionally neglected was compelling, and will look out for more work by Janet Davey.