Summer Before the Dark

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As the summer begins, Kate Brown -- attractive, intelligent, forty five, happily enough married, with a house in the London suburbs and three grown children -- has no reason to expect anything will change. But when the summer ends, the woman she was ...Continua
Ha scritto il 10/11/09
I read the first book, "The Summer before the Dark" when I was out for the National Day holiday. The story is very short, and around the housewife Kate, around her "going out alone", as well as a trip for thought.

She has a perfect family, and

She has a perfect family, and looks of envy. However, since more than 20 years after her marriage with her husband, obviously she hardly can feel love between herself and he husband as original, that is, she is not needed by her husband; her children have begun to grow gradually, and become independent, that is, she is not needed by her children; she becomes dispensable, with a sense of not being needed intensively, which forces her to re-examine herself, however, confusion follows.

She thinks she would find herself from the work, when she re-integrates into the society, however, the work does not bring her satisfaction, even she get so much compliments from others; she imagines to be like her friend Mary, and finds herself by just letting herself indulgent, however, the result remains nothing; she search for the answer from the 19-year-old Maureen: It is was wrong for the original choice to get married? But the problem seems not important, because, for the previous 20 years she has been of envy sound around.

In the end, Kate chooses to return.

I guess the author would like to say that we can never find ourselves from the outside world, and self is only the illusion of ourselves, and the faith with it. In other words, this story seems to have explained the words "God blessed the stupid woman more", for they don’t want to think and search for themselves.
我猜想作者想说我们根本没有办法从外界找到自我,自我只是我们自己的幻想与对这个幻想的信仰而言。换个角度,故事似乎也解释了“女人笨一点比较幸福”,因为她们不去思考,不去寻找自我。 ...Continua

Ha scritto il 31/10/09
I first read this book in the 90's. I didn't quite like it then. So I started re-reading it on September 2009 but dropped it half way down. I still think it's quite boring. I prefer many of her other novels and short stories.

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