Mother Daughter Widow Wife

Mother Daughter Widow Wife

From the author of Girls on Fire comes a psychologically riveting novel centered around a woman with no memory, the scientists invested in studying her, and the daughter who longs to understand.

Who is Wendy Doe? The woman, found on a Peter Pan Bus to Philadelphia, has no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done. She’s assigned a name and diagnosis by the state: Dissociative fugue, a temporary amnesia that could lift at any moment—or never at all. When Dr. Benjamin Strauss invites her to submit herself for experimental observation at his Meadowlark Institute for Memory Research, she feels like she has no other choice.

To Dr. Strauss, Wendy is a female body, subject to his investigation and control. To Strauss’s ambitious student, Lizzie Epstein, she’s an object of fascination, a mirror of Lizzie’s own desires, and an invitation to wonder: once a woman is untethered from all past and present obligations of womanhood, who is she allowed to become?

To Alice, the daughter she left behind, Wendy Doe is an absence so present it threatens to tear Alice’s world apart. Through their attempts to untangle the mystery of Wendy’s identity—as well as Wendy’s own struggle to construct a new self—Wasserman has crafted a jaw-dropping, multi-voiced journey of discovery, reckoning, and reclamation.

Searing, propulsive, and compassionate, Mother Daughter Widow Wife is an ambitious exploration of selfhood from an expert and enthralling storyteller.

Title:Mother Daughter Widow Wife
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982139490
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    Mother Daughter Widow Wife Reviews

  • Will Byrnes

    “You know how you change yourself into a different person?” “How?” “This is gonna sound cheesy, but.” He blushed. “What they say in there, it’s true. You change by making one decisi...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Review to follow......For starters .... I felt the title was more powerful than the book. I was bored often.Then.... I’d get more interested - invested ....Then bored again .....Had positives and ne...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Is this smoke coming out of my frying brain cells? Sure, it is! I need an urgent transplant because my brain is not functioning properly. It worked too much to understand this book and I hear the alar...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestMOTHER DAUGHTER WIDOW WIFE is an interesting book that gets more interesting as you read because it goes in several directions that you (prob...

  • Kristy

    Filled with complex emotions and topics but wordy and longWendy Doe is found in Philadelphia without an ID and no memory of who she is. She becomes a patient at Dr. Benjamin Strauss' Meadowlark Instit...

  • Jessica Woodbury

    3.5 stars. If you were a fan of Wasserman's last book, GIRLS ON FIRE, I want to make sure you know right away that this is a much slower book. I could tell it would wrestle with some tough stuff, but ...

  • Jennifer Blankfein

    A woman has lost her memory and agrees to be studied by a doctor and his medical student. Multiple points of view and an unexpected discovery at the end kept the story moving along. Full review to com...

  • Natasha Niezgoda

    ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE THE ODDEST READING EXPERIENCE I’VE HAD IN A LONG TIMEI mean it. I witnessed boobs being described as crusty, festooning flesh and sexual experiences ending in “he burped into...

  • Liz Barnsley

    Having been a huge fan of Girls on Fire I was eager to dive into this.It didn't capture me in quite the same way as Girls did, but the beauty of this author's writing has not diminished and this novel...

  • Lorilin

    A woman, Wendy Doe, is found on a bus, penniless and disoriented, suffering from amnesia. She's taken to a psychological institute to be examined and studied. The doctor who "treats" her is Benjamin S...