Download PDF by Jennifer Haigh: Mrs. Kimble

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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Iba a saltar sobre esta condenada potranca sábelotodo, que se permitía relinchar contra la Biblia Americana, para acabar allí con sus provocaciones. Tuvo que supercontrolarse para no dar rienda suelta a estos impulsos que una de las mejores tradiciones americanas imputaba a los espíritus animales. En cambio cogió, impensadamente, uno de los frutos que le ofrecía la serpiente, significando con este gesto bíblico que cedería a la invencible concupiscencia en cualquier momento, obsedido por la necesidad de escapar al relati­ vismo ambiente, aun a riesgo de remontarse a los orígenes de toda ciencia.

Juana reprimió un nuevo gesto de desagrado al percibir, tan de cerca, el temblor de ese pequeño esqueleto lleno de rencor y de furia impotente. Había observado ya cómo la fealdad natural de estos aborígenes parecía acentuarse no bien se reunían, aunque fuera en grupos pequeños, particularmente cuando lo hacían obedeciendo a una comunidad de intereses. Pero ahora le pareció que esa fealdad, encuadrada aun en el marco de la legalidad burguesa pero excitada ya por la impotencia del mismo para contenerla, lo rebalsaba, confundiéndose allí, en el templo mismo de la justicia, con la amenazante promesa de una profanación.

Y bien, mi querido superhéroe. ¿Se encuentra usted a gusto entre nosotros? 28 La pregunta concreta se escudaba en un elevado plano de generalización. Batman prefirió restituirla a su más am­ plio contexto, mientras, inconscientemente, se sacaba sus guantes atiburonados, arrojándolos al pie de la cama. —Usted lo sabe muy bien, señorita Sommers. Sus amigos no me ayudan a que los ayude en la forma deseada. — ¿Deseada por quién? —preguntó ella a quemarropa. Pero las dudas de Batman no afectaban para nada a sus principios.

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