Thursday, March 26, 2009

Disquiet (2008)

Disquiet Disquiet by Julia Leigh

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cinematic in its images, this subtly disturbing novella will linger. The appropriately titled "Disquiet" can be read in a couple of hours.

A woman arrives unexpected at her Mother's chateau in rural France with her two children. Shortly her brother and his wife arrive having just lost a desperately wanted child. Domestic violence, adultery, and other dark secrets underlie this unhappy reunion.

This was another Entertainment Weekly top ten of 2008 and deserved the honor. I read it immediately after Henry James' "Daisy Miller" and both leave you feeling vaguely uneasy.

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