A London-born woman’s life changes drastically after her husband dies suddenly and she develops breast cancer. The novel recounts her life in France and move to East Anglia; the people she meets; her reactions to death and illness and her refusal of conventional treatment. The novel ends with her journey of discovery to New Zealand....
|Title||:||Clarisse - an honest woman|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
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Clarisse - an honest woman Reviews
Review of Clarisse by academic Verina Jones:There is a powerful allusion here to one of the fundamental archetypes of the European novel, but with several twists. Francis’s Clarisse might be an “honest woman” (almost) like Richardson’s “redeeming virgin”, but she is Clarisse not Clarissa, indeed “Clarisse in Potignac”. Clarisse might be in Potignac but she is not really French, or really English for that matter. She is in a sense Italian, at least in part. Clarisse’s great-grandmother, whose story she is writing “in the form of a novel”, was of Italian descent. Her name was Raiza, a transparent anagram of Zaira, who is the protagonist of another novel by Marianne Francis’s alter ego, Patricia Borlenghi.Watch out for this and other refined narrative ruses in a novel which races through like a thriller while engaging with the great issues of life.