"The plot is filled with unexpected twists, turns and loop-the-loops that will keep you entertained and guessing as to what will happen next."
Surreal and dream-like tale of transformation ‘Foolish Heroines’ by June Wentland follows multiple interweaving narratives with a surreal, dream-like logic that sees Janina, a translator who is drifting apart from her husband, finding solace in a dead spider, Lily’s whose husband’s death free up her time for new philosophies and a former Czech Republic President make an appearance in cat-form. I thought ‘Foolish Heroines’ was an interesting read, it’s definitely one for fans of the weird and wonderful. The writing style is lyrical and lulls you into the story, gradually introducing the magic and absurd so that, like a dream, you accept it as completely usual. Each of the characters travel through a wonderland that is the forest that sprouted in Lily’s dining room as they work through their troubles. The varied cast have their own quirks and are all on their own journey of liberation and self-discovery. There is humour within each irreverent thought as well as poignancy and moments of reflection as each character navigates the issues in their life, whether that’s relationships, mid-life crisis or bereavement. The plot is filled with unexpected twists, turns and loop-the-loops that will keep you entertained and guessing as to what will happen next. This is a fun piece of magical realism that takes you on an adventure that is somehow both wonderfully surreal and wholly relatable at the same time.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
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