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The Madam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2004

    The Madam is a fast-paced, beautifully written story of family struggle and redemption

    Everything I've loved in Baggott's other novels, Girl Talk and The Miss America Family--is here, but with a sense of place and time that draws you in from page one. There's the wild, off-kilter characters, desperation brimming just under deliberately tough exteriors, the family flung apart by circumstance and reconstituted into something altogether new, unexpected and yet exactly as it should be. The language is lush and evocative--as another reviewer said, you can tell a poet is at work here (Baggott's This Country of Mothers is an award-winning book of poetry and a must-read), but it's completely to serve the story, which culminates in a tense and powerful scene of a family saving itself. Baggott has taken on new territory here and made it her own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2003

    with a side of details

    This is a wonderful story and very well told but sometimes a little long on the details. At times, I could skip a page and not lose a bit of the story. Other times, I wouldn't even know what was going on because it was shrouded in details and figures of speech. good story if you are patient and like to hear about EVERYTHING going on.

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