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Three Women, by Lisa Taddeo

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced

4.5


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leslee's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced

3.5

This was not an easy read. I would not go as far as to say that this book triggered me but it was difficult to get through and yet I could not put it down. This is a book that made me think about womanhood as not a prison but as a liminal space. “Three Women” has a limited scope - it primarily focuses on white women and their relationships with men. There are fragments about their relationships (or lack thereof) with other women woven into the narratives of the book, but as a reader I wanted so much more of that. I found myself wanting to know less about the men that they loved and more about the women that the titular three women had been betrayed by. I think that could have spoken volumes about female desires.

Overall - I enjoyed the book. It made me think. It made me want to ask questions. 

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