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Losing Charlotte

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Losing Charlotte by Heather Clay

Losing Charlotte

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Heather Clay
publisher:
Knopf
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B

Losing Charlotte is the tale of two sisters — diffident, introverted Knox and brash beauty Charlotte — suspended in an uneasy détente for years:The ?former maintains a quiet, regimented life on their parents’ Kentucky horse farm, while the latter cuts a glamorously messy boho swath through Manhattan. When Charlotte dies unexpectedly giving birth, however, Knox is forced to grapple with both that loss and the tiny twin boys she’s left behind. Heather Clay’s writing style is dreamy, elliptical, and often opaque; she describes moments with beautiful precision and aptly relays the murky, battering numbness of grief, but that murkiness too often extends to her characters and plot. Though there are lovely sketches here, the picture is incomplete. B

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