Mrs. Kimble

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In her masterful first novel Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh delivers the riveting story of three women who marry the same man.

Ken Kimble is revealed through the eyes of the women he seduces: his first wife, Birdie, who struggles to hold

In her masterful first novel Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh delivers the riveting story of three women who marry the same man.

Ken Kimble is revealed through the eyes of the women he seduces: his first wife, Birdie, who struggles to hold herself together following his desertion; his second wife, Joan, a lonely heiress shaken by personal tragedy, who sees in Kimble her last chance at happiness; and finally Dinah, a beautiful but damaged woman half his age. Woven throughout is the story of Kimble's son, Charlie, whose life is forever affected by the father he barely remembers. Kimble is a chameleon, a man able to become, at least for a while, all things to all women -- a hero to whom powerful needs and nameless longings may be attached. Only later do they glimpse the truth about this enigmatic, unknowable man.

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Ha scritto il 26/08/13
SPOILER ALERT
Mrs. Kimble racconta la storia di tre donne, le tre mogli di Ken Kimble, un uomo camaleontico e ambiguo che sembra reinventarsi nello spazio di un secondo. Trovo un po' inverosimile la capacità di seduzione di Ken Kimble, forse comprensibile s ...Continua
Ha scritto il 29/06/10
USA - 1960's to 1990's
This is the story of a selfish horrible man who takes advantage of young women's weaknesses to seduce and marry them. The story is told from the wives point of view and the women characters are exceptional and so it is the description of the USA atmo ...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/06/09
I have been Mrs. Kimble
I don't consider that I'm giving anything away to say that the title, Mrs. Kimble, refers to three women to whom Ken Kimble is married over a span of almost thirty years. This book is a MUST READ for any woman who has been "married to Ken Kimble," th ...Continua

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