Mores. Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine, compares the mores of two time periods in her novel, The Child’s Child. Structured as a novel within a novel, we see troubled characters from the present and from 1929 struggle with the reactions of society to their behavior. Unwed mothers, same sex attraction and sibling relationships are all developed in both time settings. Rendell writes with great skill and I was entertained from beginning to end. If you like fiction with strong character development and psychological and social insight, you should consider reading this one.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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