These five interconnected stories follow the life of the main character, Celeste, from a coming of age moment, through an abusive marriage, several affarirs, finding her inner strength, losing it again, and finally, to the one loss she can t endure.
Disturbing, but a good read. Five short stories follow Celeste from childhood through her troubled marriage and the death of her son.
I found these stories were well-written, and what we saw of Celeste's character came through strong. Each story worked alone, but taken as a whole they show the arc of her life, from a little girl looking for her place in the world, to a woman finally dealing with her abusive husband.The only fault I find with these is that I don't think we saw enough of that arc. I would've liked to have know how Celeste met John and what their early relationship was like. I wanted to see more of her love of wa [...]