(E–pub/Pdf) The Imposter Bride Author Nancy Richler


The Imposter Bride

The Imposter Bride review Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub Has she left and where did she go It is left to the daughter she abandoned to find the answers to these uestions as she searches for the mother she may never find or really know. I m not sure what I expected when I picked this book up I guess I expected some sort of a variation on the tale of one woman tricking a man into marrying her in guise of someone else But that s not what this story is at all Well I guess it kind of is but it s so much than thatWhile reading this book I felt profoundly sad Mostly because of the circumstances from which many of the characters came from WWII Many of them being refugees who were some from post traumatic stress disorder even though such a term hadn t yet been coined There was a scene that sums this experience up uite succinctly It occurs relatively near the beginning of the novel when Ruth was in school Her teacher does his best to keep his past from poisoning his present but on this particular day his best attempts fail him and he silently cries in front of his class This event changes Ruth forever it changed me forever as well Nothing provoked such a reaction and yet he was clearly reacting in response to unseen forces He had traveled across the ocean to escape what tormented him but it followed him psychologicallyThat is the affect this book had on me I expect if you were to read it it would affect you as well Read this book treat it as a study into human psychology I promise you won t be disappointed

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The Imposter Bride review Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub She disappears leaving a new husband and baby daughter and a host of unanswered uestions Who is she really and what happened to the young woman whose identity she has stolen Why. Intriguing premise not well executed The book just dragged I found myself skimming even though I am trying to read slower than usual to make my summer stack of books last longer The story could have been interesting the dialogue did not feel realistic especially when immigrants give long passages of speech in perfect highly literate English and most of the story was told thru the perspective of a very dull young girlI did not find the characters fully realized and telling me over and over that a young girl has a crush on a boy without ever making me understand why made me feel that the author presumed that I knew him and would just understand There was a lot of repetition and the name dropping of places in Montreal was fun for me as an ex Montrealer but might leave those not familiar with the city wondering why one restaurant or street is different from another The characters would dothinksee something that I felt would change the direction of their life make it interesting and then that thread would be dropped It really felt like the author had reread her childhood diaries crushes incidents with best friends first contact with anti semitism dates spending time with her auntcousins and then incorporated another story a refugee s assumed identity after the war around her childhood Finally the ending felt thin and hollow

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The Imposter Bride review Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub When a young enigmatic woman arrives in post war Montreal it is immediately clear that she is not who she claims to be Her attempt to live out her life as Lily Azerov shatters as. I think Nancy Richler wanted to write a good book The Impostor Bride dances around being good but lacks rhythm and grace and so slouches awkwardly around the dance floor making it awkward for everyone reading but the effort at goodness is altogether too sincere to turn away The plot offers originality a war bride shows up in Canada is scorned by her betrothed because he sees something amiss in her she marries his brother gives birth abandons the child and runs away We learn over the course of the novel the practical reasons for her abandonment the titular impostor and are meant I think to also contemplate the psychic and affective reasons she might also leave The book makes a sincere attempt to point the finger at the oft suggested unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust as being too much for the young bride but without entering these events or even shadows of them into the plot and without offering Lily s narrative point of view even a third person limited would have gone a long way these unspeakable reasons are left to the reader s speculation and are not as Richler might have hoped compelling enough to justify the abandonment of a child Indeed our first person protagonist the abandoned daughter rightly points out that many of her peers have parents of this generation of unspeakable events who did not leave even if they do exhibit erratic behaviour so why did her mother leaveFor this reason the plot events that supposedly explain the abandonment do not hold water Nor does the eventual explanation of how members of her family knew and didn t tell her Nor too the hastily and inexpertly constructed reunion scene not a spoiler I think because the progression of the plot is such that it can only resolve in a reunion A note on the reunion as it particularly irked me as it s the climax and the apparent justification for so much weaving in and out of time we re meant to get here not only were the scenes rushed especially when contrasted with the earlier scenes that explore in great length everything from depressed smoking to school yard bickering but the explanation offered by Lily which is in effect the explanation of I have no explanation would be fine indeed it would be complicated and profound if we had Ruth do something with the explanation think something about it reflect on it reject it respond react Instead we witness the reunion hear the paltry account of why she left find no explanation of the mysterious rocks hear nothing of Ruth s reaction or thoughts A plot climax without an attendant climax in character development or theme And a frustrating plot climax at that because it doesn t bring a satisfactory explanation maybe because there isn t one not that there isn t in the world but because Richler hadn t imagined what that could beAnd so I wanted to like The Impostor Bride it had all the elements of Can Lit that I adore historical fiction strong female protagonists World War Two family drama And yet it s not a book I d ever take on a second date far too awkward for the effort

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • The Imposter Bride
  • Nancy Richler
  • English
  • 13 May 2018
  • 9781443404020

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