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Read The Woman Next Door Yewande Omotoso ï 4 review Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Yewande Omotoso Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbours One is black one white Both are successful women with impressive careers Both have recently been widowed And both are sworn enemies sharin. Hortensia James 85 small with a bad leg bitter and angry waits for her husband to die releasing her from sixty years in a wrecked marriage She lives in Katyerijn a housing colony in Cape Town Constantia in post apartheid South Africa She is the only black owner in the colony Her next door neighbor is Marion Agostino a recent widow facing financial ruin and her racism She s also an architect who designed the home Hortensia lives in one she always coveted for herself but could never purchase whenever it came up for sale And now Hortensia has decided to make some changes to that award winning floor plan which was Marion s first project and the jewel in her career crown What follows is the deconstruction and reconstruction of not just a house but of a relationship between these two women who though very different on the outside may have in common than they know I read this novel for my book club which often challenges me to sample books I d never choose on my own some of them to my liking and uite a few not So when I first started reading this book which featured two very disagreeable main characters who seemed to care only about themselves I was sure which category it would fall into I groaned inwardly at the thought of having to endure them for an entire book which I predicted I d never rate than two stars But something happened along the way I didn t exactly grow to like Hortensia and Marion who at the beginning appalled me but I became fascinated by them and their outrageousness and enjoyed their prickly conversations wanting to know how they came to be as they were and if they d ever grow and change This isn t a book to read for its historical elements on post apartheid South Africa since it barely touched upon it It s of a book about human nature and the nature of racism as the reader learns the history of these two women and what has brought them to their present state individually and collectively when they finally sit down and truly talk Hortensia left out stories of what she called the freeze Hard stares from fellow students and lecturers alike stares from people who looked through you not at you stares intent on disappearing you and stares you fought by making yourself solidMarion had avoided history Or she d invented her own After all what was history but a record of what gets noticed Noticing it seemed to Marion was what life was really about Noticing and not noticing remembering and forgetting You say I m a hypocrite I have to be I have to pretend it happened somewhere else that I read it in a book I would not be able to get out of bed otherwise Surprisingly there was much humor in this book as well and many insightful lines that made me stop and think Here are some of the ones that stood out for me The medication took turns making Hortensia feel like a superhero and making her want to punch everyone In other words it had little effect on herMarion the Vulture was repairing her nest I don t see him as black Of course you don t That s what makes you racist Agnes s face had always surprised Marion Two eyes a nose and mouth yes but the composure Where does someone especially without much money buy that kind of peace Life was much too glaring without the shade of lots of cashShe tied a block of concrete to her ankle and let it drag her down Hating after all was a drier form of drowningConversation flapped about looking for deep waters Was time here she thought in the room with them Had time sat down for a short whileNight was the real measure of love Hortensia thought Anything can sparkle in the daylight But night that was when humanity got testedRecommended for book clubs and anyone who enjoys uniue characters and thought provoking lines like those included in this review The Hanging Woods to die releasing her from sixty years in a wrecked marriage She lives in Katyerijn a housing colony in Cape Town Constantia in post apartheid South Africa She is Be Seated the only black owner in The Lost Bank the colony Her next door neighbor is Marion Agostino a recent widow facing financial ruin and her racism She s also an architect who designed Schlafen lernen Sanfte Wege für Ihr Kind GU Ratgeber Kinder the home Hortensia lives in one she always coveted for herself but could never purchase whenever it came up for sale And now Hortensia has decided Developing Transferable Skills to make some changes Friends Forever? 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Read The Woman Next Door Yewande Omotoso ï 4 review Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Yewande Omotoso Nd sniping softens into lively debate and from there into memories shared But could these sparks of connection ever transform into friendship Or is it too late to expect these two to change. Two well educated old ladies living next door to each other one white and one black in the 1950 s Both women had lost their husbands There was no love lost between these two women they bickered about everything Only the hedge between their properties kept them apart when all of the sudden due to an unfortunate accident the two women are thrown together living together Does this mellow their animosity or further incite it I tended to love some of the characters in this story and dislike others both for their weaknesses and their strengths Good writing by the author and probably her intent This book appears much like an authors debut novel however it is not Omotoso is a recognized award winning author Not a bad novel by any means it is a mellow novel nothing explosive detailing the everyday life of two rich women in Africa during apartheid and how each in their own way faced and solved problems My rating of 3 stars is due to a couple shifts in the reading not readily explained and to twice feeling like I had lost the immediate vision of the story This may have been a overlooked fact or situation earlier in the book but it caused a slight fracture in my overall grasp of events

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Read The Woman Next Door Yewande Omotoso ï 4 review Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Yewande Omotoso G hedge and hostility which they prune with a zeal that belies the fact that they are both over eightyBut one day an unforeseen event forces the women together And gradually the bickering a. Technically it s a 25 from me I liked it enough but didn t want to rush back to it when I put it down which is such a shame as I thought I d love it Two neighbouring women one white and one black hate each other and spy on each other over the dividing walls of their gardens that is until circumstances lead them to needing each much to both their displeasure A tale of race apartheid the expectations of women and old age sadly delivered slightly too saccharine and simply for me


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    Yewande Omotoso ï 4 review Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Yewande Omotoso The Woman Next Door Free E–pub I received a copy of The Woman Next Door from its publishers Chatto and Windus via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Hortensia James and Marion Agostino have been rivals for decades though they’ve lived on the other side

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    The Woman Next Door Free E–pub Hortensia James 85 small with a bad leg bitter and angry waits for her husband to die releasing her from sixty years in a wrecked marriage She lives in Katyerijn a housing colony in Cape Town Constantia in post apa

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