Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

I loved this book. The history of its writing and the snippets of literary criticism contained in the notes are fascinating, too.

The writing itself is very, very unsettling and the writer brilliantly sustains a sombre and disquieting tone that suffuses even the most quotidian scenes.

Lovely evocation of Caribbean nature and culture and clever, clever use of language to create mood.

Top drawer stuff.

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