From the author of Girls on Fire comes a psychologically riveting novel centered around a woman with no memory, the scientists invested in studying her, and the daughter who longs to understand Who is Wendy DoeThe woman, found on a Peter Pan Bus to Philadelphia, has no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done She s assigned a name and diagnosis by the state Dissociative fugue, a temporary amnesia that could lift at any moment or never at all When Dr Benjamin Strauss invites her to submit herself for experimental observation at his Meadowlark Institute for Memory Research, she feels like she has no other choice To Dr Strauss, Wendy is a female body, subject to his investigation and control To Strauss s ambitious student, Lizzie Epstein, she s an object of fascination, a mirror of Lizzie s own desires, and an invitation to wonder once a woman is untethered from all past and present obligations of womanhood, who is she allowed to become To Alice, the daughter she left behind, Wendy Doe is an absence so present it threatens to tear Alice s world apart Through their attempts to untangle the mystery of Wendy s identity as well as Wendy s own struggle to construct a new self Wasserman has crafted a jaw dropping, multi voiced journey of discovery, reckoning, and reclamation Searing, propulsive, and compassionate, Mother Daughter Widow Wife is an ambitious exploration of selfhood from an expert and enthralling storyteller. Best Read [ Mother Daughter Widow Wife: A Novel ] author [ Robin Wasserman ] – tbjewellers.co.uk
Robin Wasserman is the author of the novels MOTHER DAUGHTER WIDOW WIFE June 2020 and GIRLS ON FIRE Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and several short story anthologies A recent MacDowell Colony fellow, she is also the New York Times bestselling author ofthan ten novels for young adults and teaches in the low residency MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University.
- 288 pages
- Mother Daughter Widow Wife: A Novel
- Robin Wasserman
- 20 September 2019 Robin Wasserman