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The Folded World

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The Folded World

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Amity Gaige
publisher:
Other Press
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

Bookworm Alice and idealistic Charlie fall in love, marry, and in short order, they’re the parents of twins, living on Charlie’s meager salary as a psychiatric social worker. In The Folded World, her exquisitely written second novel, Amity Gaige explores the ups and downs of a fragile, mostly joyful young relationship: Charlie’s overcommitment to his mentally ill clients; Alice’s fleeting attraction to a bookstore clerk; their infant daughter’s first, tentative steps. The bitterness and disillusion of marriage have been thoroughly plumbed in contemporary fiction; Gaige is one of the rare novelists who is more interested in its potential for happiness and grace. A-