Review for Sex, Lies and Family Ties

Review for Sex and Lies

Jan Ruth‘s review
May 29, 13
4 of 5 stars
Read from May 27 to 29, 2013
Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Sexuality and Survival in the Seventies.
I enjoyed this novel, set in the 1970’s when I was a teen too, so I could relate to the voice of the central character very well. Incest, rape and domestic violence was a little more hush hush to a large degree in those times, so the story would perhaps not hit quite the same chord with today’s more confident, outspoken young women.
However, the author handles all of these issues with sensitivity and great insight, and never once does she allow any of it to become gratuitous, or let it override the emotional story. And emotional it is, as Carol comes to terms with the death of her brother, the impact it has on her family and the effect it has on her life and future.
Well written and full of poignancy.
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