"The relationship between Rose and Sofia is often perplexing. Sofia tries to makes sense of the woman who, for so long, has ruled her life. She describes herself as a "sleuth" for forever trying to uncover who her mother is." -- Angela Vincent, Reviewer
This novel was long listed for the Man Booker Prize last year and has received many other worthy accolades. Here in my humble opinion is why.
Rachel Joyce has a skill for understanding the best of human nature. 'The Music Shop' shows she also has an ability to write about music in such a way that the pages almost sing with the joy of it. Surely this ability can only come from a true music lover?
Interview | Writer Naushena On Writing Styles & On Submitting Work To Journals
I am pleased and humbled to have interviewed Joyfrida Anindo for The Wire’s Dream 2nd Collection. Joyfrida is a writer who's adept at compacting much emotion into a few words and sentences. Joyfrida is a short story author and poet. She has work appearing in StoryZetu and several other blogs. When she’s not making strangers …
"We make time for the things that are important to us. This is true for all things for which we are passionate. If I choose to neglect my responsibility in one area of my life then eventually, all the other areas will suffer." -- Jen Cosby
I would say to read this book. It may make you despair, but it may also make you think sensibly about your own future or the future of those you love.
This is one of the most innovative and imaginative novels I have read in a very long time. Abandon yourself to the magic and dive right in. I can fairly confidently say you'll never look at a bee in quite the same way again.