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The tone of the book was quite dark throughout, with some sprinkling of humour here and there. I’m not so sure I could have coped as well as they seemed to living with him. Anyone who likes contemporary fiction.

Kanada, Anfang der 60er Jahre: Washington Square Press Availability: Oct 28, Viveca rated it it was ok Shelves: At one point she loses a bunch of weight.

The story is an alternating 3rd person POV from the three girls that is pitiful, yet hopeful and funny. Each sister goes through her own rite of passage.

After unexpectedly becoming friends with a neighbour girl, she lets some pleasure into her dreary life.

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So it’s not that there’s really anything objectively wrong with a book that does the things this book does The book is reminiscent of the darkness many of us have had to face.

A sort of strength, like Norma’s. I need not have worried. There is nothing wrong with delving into a depressing novel; the great David Adams Richards is a past master of such work.

This book would be recommended for youths aged 16 or higher. I just don’t get it.

Falling Angels

Funny, stark, emotionally resonant, honest, sometimes surprising. Although the present tense of the book did get annoying to read, Barbara Gowdy is probably one of the best authors when it comes to creating three-dimensional characters. A good, flowing read, the different character stories were captivating, thrilling and depressing at the same time. Falling Angels Film Poster.


A fine example of seventies suburban grotesque, despite being set in the sixties and published in the eighties. Despite his poor treatment of his wife, he is still oddly protective of her, insisting that his daughters watch her all the time. I think it was because I wasn’t really expecting all of the things this book contained and with Lolita, I was much more prepared for what was to come.

Falling angels Author s: This book was very well written. Not in terms of difficulty, but in terms of content. It is scary how much I can relate to some of the things that happen to the three sisters. Relentlessly ugly with every dysfunctional family trope included.

Falling Angels (Barbara Gowdy)

Books by Barbara Gowdy. This is a chronicle not only of the survival strategies of 3 intrepid sisters but a wonderfully sly rendition of the 60’s as it exploded in the lives barabra Canadians. Literally – I know this is a book review site, but I have to praise the soundtrack of this movie as one of the best I have ever heard!

Een briljant verhaal over drie zusjes in het Canada van de jaren ’60 van de vorige eeuw die elk een andere strategie ontwikkelen om met de gekte van hun dwingeland van een vader en de niet gediagnostiseerde klinische depressie en daaruit voortkomende alcoholverslaving van hun moeder om te gaan.

Their father is an abusive Falling Angels Author s: Falling Angels by Barbara Gowdy. One of the most epically depressing novels I’ve angeks in some time.

Jul 07, Carol rated it really liked it. Falling Angels begins in with a trio of sisters driving their drunken father to the funeral of their mother. Norma, “the fat one,” struggles with self esteem issues. The film received two Genie Awards in They try to find their own experiences while struggling with weight of their family duties and concern for their mother. Occasionally one of the girls thinks of her dead baby brother while bringing their mother more whiskey on the couch, but that’s about it.


This book just didn’t do anything for me, and was weird and gross and morbid and depressing on top of it. This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Random, upsetting stuff happened and then the book was over.

Such a tragic life these girl’s lead with an inattentive mother, a demanding, moody and at times absent father. Nov 01, Mary rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is also a story about the destructive effects of secrecy between parents and children.

The second half of the novel, which deals with how the girls react to such a traumatic childhood, is more interesting. Each of the teenage daughters has her own way of coping with her dysfunctional family. So, I’ve been anxious to try another one of her books.

The year isand somewhere in an Ontario suburb, the Field family’s fragile domestic peace is slowly coming to an end. The siblings witness alcoholism, post-traumatic stress disorder and suffer mental and fakling abuse.