I was immediately intrigued by the concept of triplets with two identical sisters and one fraternal sister. How could she not struggle her identity at least in some way? Clementine’s life, though, was also defined by so many other people: her father, her college boyfriend, her mother, her best friend. The chapters alternated between the current drama in Clementine’s family and memories of her life from childhood to the present. Information was parceled out in bits, just as the fictional characters parceled out their own stories. I really liked this book. I finished it in one sitting because I had to know what happened next. I expected it to be a story about one person – Clementine – but instead I think it’s more a story of a family at the point where they stop being a single family and start being many separate linked families.
I received a review copy from the Simon and Schuster Galley Grab.
Read it with:
The Other Mother by Gwendolen Gross
The Adults by Alison Espach
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Girls by Lori Lansens