Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Complexity. One of the joys of reading novels involves encountering in new ways the remarkable complexity of humans whose contradictory behavior should by this time in my life come as no surprise. In her novel titled, Monogamy, Sue Miller excavates the three-decade long marriage between Graham and Annie, both of whom had been married before. Graham is an outgoing bookstore owner, and Annie an introspective photographer. Following Graham’s sudden death, Annie learns things about Graham that cause her to question how well she knew him. Miller picks away at the complexity of the characters in this novel, as we’re forced to think about our own frequently contradictory behavior. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Monogamy from amazon.com.

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