O'Neill, Heather .
This darkly funny book begins with two spoiled rich girls in 19th-century Montreal committing a shocking murder and ends with all-out class warfare. At its heart is the twisted love story between Marie-Antoine, the loveable doll of a girl who grows up to be an exploitative factory owner, and her best friend Sadie, who slums it with the lower classes in her mission to become a famous writer of erotic fiction. Beloved Canadian author Heather O’Neill revisits familiar themes of gender and class inequality in a wholly original wild ride of a novel. Highly recommended!
Jessica Sheff (Preston Library)