By Jennifer Haigh
In her masterful first novel Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh offers the riveting tale of 3 girls who marry an analogous man.
A chameleon, an enigma, all issues to all women—a lifeline to which strong wishes and anonymous longings might be attached—Ken Kimble is published throughout the eyes of the ladies he seduces: Birdie, his first spouse, suffering to carry herself jointly after his desertion; moment spouse, Joan, a lonely, tragic heiress who sees her unknowable husband as her final likelihood for happiness; and Dinah, a stunning yet broken lady part his age.
Woven all through is the tale of Kimble's son, Charlie, whose existence is perpetually suffering from the daddy he slightly recalls. Kimble is a chameleon, a guy in a position to develop into, at the least for it slow, all issues to all women—a hero to whom strong wishes and anonymous longings can be connected. basically later do they glimpse the reality approximately this enigmatic, unknowable man.
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