Thursday, September 23, 2010
Her Fearful Symmetry
Review : Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffenegger-2009
Set in and around the Highgate Cemetry , this story is about the intensity of the relationships between Twins and about a ghost who won't move on. When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer , a letter is sent to the twins Julia and Valentina's mother Edie ( Elspeth's Twin) whom have been estranged for 20 years when Edie stole Elspeth's fiancee , the twins father. Elspeth passes and leaves her London apartment to the Twins Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers -- with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another. As they move int the apartment , they start to get to know the oher residents
There is Martin, a brilliant and charming crossword puzzle setter suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Marjike, Martin's devoted but trapped wife; and Robert, Elspeth's elusive lover, a scholar of the cemetery.As the story progresses the girls realise that under the surface , their is alot going on at the Highgate including their Aunt Elspeth ,who can't just make it to the other side.