Orchid & The Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes review

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Synopsis (as taken from GoodReads)
When Gael’s financier father walks out on them during the economic crash of 2008, her family fractures. Her mother, a once-formidable orchestral conductor, becomes a shadow. And a fateful incident prevents Guthrie from finishing high school. Determined not to let her loved-ones fall victim to circumstance, Gael leaves Dublin for the coke-dusted social clubs of London and Manhattan’s gallery scene, always working an angle, but beginning to become a stranger to those who love her.

Review

oooohhh.. The writing to this book was very, very intriguing. This is utterly different than anything I have ever read before. I was first interested in this book after I read the initial reviews on GoodReads and saw some examples of the language used. While this didn’t receive stellar reviews I think it was just because people got caught up on the way the book was written. I, however, found it moving and poetic in a nature. The story keeps flashing forward with each section as Gael keeps growing up, perhaps I could say physically but not as much mentally. I felt there wasn’t tons of character growth for her but that’s how she was written. 3.5 stars from me.

Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: July 10th 2018 by Hogarth
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