Her Living Image Paperback – 30 Apr 1990
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This feminist novel by the author of "Separate Tracks" and "The Ice is Singing" received the Somerset Maugham Award. It is the story of Carolyn Tanner, a woman equally at home in two separate worlds - one as a devoted wife and mother, and the other as an independent feminist.
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There is something profoundly uncomfortable about this scenario - Carolyn and Caro have Alan in common, but if there are two worlds there must be two Alans, two sets of Carolyn's parents, etc., unless there is just the one world, and there are two Carolyns? But Alan remains determinedly singular, as do the parents. So where does that leave the Carolyn that both marries and has three children as well as going into hospital for a protracted period, remaining single and going to live in a feminist household?
In the end I felt uneasy being asked to care about both Carolyns, one of whom was possibly not `real', and this spoilt my enjoyment. It wasn't quite tricksy enough to carry off its theme of a doubled life-trajectory. There were also some stylistic tics in dialogue that got on my nerves.