Recommended Read: The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud

The Last Life by Claire Messud would definitely go into a list of one of my favourite books so I was eager to read her latest novel, The Woman Upstairs, and on the whole, I wasn’t disappointed. “The Woman Upstairs” refers to the narrator of the novel, Nora, and is a term that Nora uses to refer to a woman like her, who she believes at a certain age, approaching 40, has become invisible and is dismissed as being or having of little consequence in society. Nora is furious at this and the novel gives us a view inside the mind of “ the woman upstairs”.


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