Thursday October 29, 2020

A woman raging against the machine

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud. Virago, €17.65. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

22nd June, 2013
Claire Messud has written a thematically rich story. Photo: Lisa Cohen

The Woman Upstairs


It would be wrong to define the narrator of Claire Messud's new novel solely by her anger - even though from the opening sentence, Nora Eldridge, seems properly raging. "How angry am I? You don't want to know. Nobody wants to know about that."

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