Lives of Girls and Women (Review)

Lives of Girls and Women has a semi-autobiographical feel to it, from the perspective of Del, who starts out the story as a young girl. It has all the usual trappings of a coming of age novel – sex, family problems, sex, religion, sex, schooling … did I mention sex? – with a healthy dose of small-town experience thrown into the mix. It’s all wrapped up in a prose style that is so Alice Munro-esque that it almost hurts.

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