They’ve just announced the winner of this year’s Women’s Prize for Literature:
- May We Be Forgiven, by A.M. Homes
I don’t know Homes’ work well, but from what I hear I need to, so I’m excited that she’s being recognized today. Please comment below or tweet me your thoughts on A.M. Homes, May We Be Forgiven, and where one should start if he or she wants to get to know Homes better.
I do like Homes: the book in question is terrific until it falls apart after around 300 pages. It loses all its razor-sharp satirical conviction and becomes a saccharine mess.
I agree with Lee. The twee and the sentimental turn of this were surprising and disappointing, although I did try at the time to make a case for it all bring something of a double bluff. The rest of her oeuvre is excellent. Start with Music for Torching, perhaps.