• Title: I Sent a Letter to My Love
  • Author: Bernice Rubens
  • ISBN: 9780349130170
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • I Sent a Letter to My Love All her life Amy Evans has struggled against that unkind gift of fate ugliness A squat nose stubbed like a plasticine afterthought on her face a chin too long and eyes straining to meet each other
    All her life, Amy Evans has struggled against that unkind gift of fate ugliness A squat nose stubbed like a plasticine afterthought on her face, a chin too long, and eyes straining to meet each other form a sad picture that dooms Amy to a life of solitude and lovelessness Now in her fifties, Amy lives alone with her crippled brother, both prisoners of the hopes and aspirAll her life, Amy Evans has struggled against that unkind gift of fate ugliness A squat nose stubbed like a plasticine afterthought on her face, a chin too long, and eyes straining to meet each other form a sad picture that dooms Amy to a life of solitude and lovelessness Now in her fifties, Amy lives alone with her crippled brother, both prisoners of the hopes and aspirations of their youth Then Amy makes a final bid for happiness, a last ditch attempt to meet someone who might love her Suddenly her life takes on dizzying new dimensions as she explores untrodden paths of sexual awareness in an all or nothing gamble for dangerous and delicious success.

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    1. I Sent a Letter to My Love is about Amy Evans, an ugly woman in her fifties who lives with and reluctantly cares for her disabled brother, Stan, in a small Welsh seaside town. In a desperate bid for love and a life of her own she places a classified advert in the local paper and the only answer she gets is from her brother, who secretly has romantic and sexual desires of his own. Amy creates an alter ego called Blodywn Pugh and begins a correspondence with Stan. This is a perfectly polished jewe [...]

    2. Bernice Rubens' I Sent A Letter to My Love is an odd sort of romance. You know from the beginning of the affair that it isn't going to go well. I think the emotions depicted here feel real -- the frustrated dreams, the weird tension, the growing to love and want and be confidentThe problem with it, for me, is that it's also very uncomfortable. I felt embarrassed for the main character, and just I didn't like how it could turn out. The end is both final for her and very open for everyone else.Plu [...]

    3. Stan is the adored child with rickets, Amy is the despised child with a snub nose and plain features, and both find the attention of their mother difficult to handle. We see their childhood through Amy’s sad and troubled eyes.Fast forward several decades. Their parents are dead. Amy thinks her mother died of anger. She is now in her 50s, and she and Stan are living together – uncomfortably and abrasively, but within the security of their small town routine. Stan’s life is only worth living [...]

    4. I REALLY enjoyed this book! The style and mood of this work is playful, intense, creative and enticing. and dark, but not a depressing dark, maybe sinister is the better word here. Just one of these feelings where you wonder ‘uh oh. This isn’t going to end well!’ But you HAVE to keep reading to find out! It doesn’t end as bad as I imagined… But on the other hand, it isn’t what I’d call a happy ending, either.[bkclubcare.wordpress/2008/]

    5. A really well written novel but rather an uncomfortable read. It's been a long time since I read any other Bernice Rubens but I remember enjoying the dark comedy in them - this was just dark and tragic and not funny for me. Back to chick lit to brighten things up next I think.

    6. Strangely enough, this book, like my last, is about a brother and sister. Both now in their fifties, Amy and Stan, who is now confined to a wheelchair, live together. Amy wonders if she has a last chance to find love.Darkly delicious as Bernice Rubens always is

    7. I am so glad I found Bernice Rubens. She really captures her characters. This is the story about loneliness, and the forms love finds when we search for connection in a deeply flawed world. It is at times horrifying and often very comitragic.

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