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novel and turn them inside out and then perhaps jump up and down on them The book has a typical middlebrow protagonist, Aulis, who is very talented at domestic tasks and sensitive to nature while also being an imaginative writer of fiction, and who is in an impossible living situation with an older, domineering woman and the ordinary arc of a middlebrow nove This was a very, very strange, very violent mess of a novel It is like Aiken was determined to take the tropes of a middlebrow women s novel and turn them inside out and then perhaps jump up and down on them The book has a typical middlebrow protagonist, Aulis, who is very talented at domestic tasks and sensitive to nature while also being an imaginative writer of fiction, and who is in an impossible living situation with an older, domineering woman and the ordinary arc of a middlebrow novel would have her falling in love, figuring out how to extricate herself from her impossible situation usually without harming the older woman in question, who would find a vocation or her own romance or come into money and decide to travel the world , and eventually marrying the young man This being a neo Gothic, I didn t expect it to go that easily I thought there would be obstacles and suspense and mystery and maybe the domineering woman would turn out to be murderous Instead, though, Aiken s innocent protagonist is unbearably narcissistic, the domineering older woman is held out to be a saint despite view spoiler strangling Aulis until she s unconscious in a fit of jealousy about Aulis s rape on a train and subsequent affair with her rapist hide spoiler , the love interest has little going for him except that he seems to like Aulis, there s a male artist who is held out as one of the better characters and cannot stand to be in the same room as Aulis and on and on it goes It has the usual neo Gothic furniture minus the house there are chase scenes and murder attempts and a sociopathic plotter who hears voices, but it also has rape and a great deal of casual domestic violence and darling Aulis through it all thinking about poor little her, how difficult her life is, how terrible unkind it is of other people to be suicidally depressed when she is in a good mood, etc etc etc Plus, for the ending, view spoiler the male artist manages to kill himself in a plausibly deniable way, and Aulis and her love interest are separated, probably forever, since she knows his sister was a murderous sociopath and he isn t being told because it might upset him hide spoiler I am sure Aiken knew how terrible Aulis was, but I cannot figure out what she was going for with this book, unless she was writing it just for the money and was tired of having her nice characters suffer I think the slang word cracktastic has fallen out of fashion to describe books that use their tropes so bizarrely one cannot figure out what the author was going for, but it is the word that keeps springing to mind when I try to figure out how to summarise this weird mess of a book it is absolutely cracktastic on every front, and really not in the fun way Classic Gothic thriller mixed with some very interesting characterization and a sadly somewhat lopsided resolution.

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