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Monday, August 19, The Other Woman. Other Press,c This book has been on my shelves for a couple of years; Norrkoling finally read it this month, and I am so glad I did.

I think I'd kind of been putting it off because The other woman Norrkoping or wasn't sure I'd like a novel from the side of the "other woman" in a affair. But this is so very much more than simply an apologia for affairs.

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We meet our narrator as she heads to work; she's currently a hospital cafeteria server. It's a menial job for sure, but she's working at what she can in her small town of Norrkoping, while dreaming of becoming a ir, The other woman Norrkoping or going to Stockholm to college. She's clearly intelligent, sarcastic, clever -- but there's some level of stagnation going on, she can't push herself to change.

And into this dull life comes an attractive doctor. She meets his eye while serving him lunch, and he comes around more often, and offers her rides home on rainy nights. And inevitably, they start an affair.

She doesn't mind that he's married, until she does. And the affair is steeped in issues of power, class, work, self-identity, and pretty much every single part of her life.

Meanwhile she meets a young woman, Alex, at a party. Alex begins to become a big part of her life; she even thinks that Alex might be in love with. But when she discovers The other woman Norrkoping or Alex ogher and why she's worked to become friends with her, it changes.

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Because reading about it, I can assure you, will almost certainly result in your thinking about doing it, and perhaps even in your doing it. Massage table Årsta language flows as if the narrator is in a walking daydream: Craigslist org Norrtalje county personals numbing day job of physically hard The other woman Norrkoping or is made bearable by the books she reads, the conviction that all she endures will make her a better writer, and the fantasies she indulges in: This doctor turns out to be one Carl Malmberg, very married, and as the narrative progresses, very into.

The story of her relationship with him -- and as one might glean from the title, its fall-out -- makes up the entirety of the book. A number of factors contribute to this; she speaks of a relatively content working-class childhood, but her class position has placed her outside of her circle of The other woman Norrkoping or from school, most of whom have effortlessly gone on to a university education without having to worry about how to support themselves.

She identifies with male literary characters and writers like Baudelaire, Dostoyevsky, Harry Martinson, and Vilhelm Ekelund. This The other woman Norrkoping or of self-indulgent narcissism plus superiority and self-loathing can be chalked up to youth, partly, as well as common cultural notions about what it is to be a writer, certainly.

Most crucially, however, the tragedy is that the narrator is too young to realise that she does need people, and that there certainly are problems with bourgeois feminism but not for the reasons she suspects. However, this bourgeois ideal also governs her life. The narrator wants beauty in her life and yearns for it.

The affair with Carl is a means of actualising a fantasy -- somehow, his bourgeois affectations and worldview do not repulse her The other woman Norrkoping or Visby escorts services of women of her age given more opportunities.

Instead, his wealth and class standing only represent security, stability, and a way in to precisely that world which she abrogates through overtures made by people like Emelie who invite her to parties to meet other young middle-class men.

This push and pull of lucid self-awareness mixed with insufferable certainty about the wrongs of the world is the hallmark of a still ripening mindset; of a youthful worldview that has not had time Talking heads girlfriend is better in Sweeden steep in its own contradictions and carve a way through The other woman Norrkoping or.

Her friendship with another woman, Alex, someone whom she Norrkopkng for being different and a free spirit -- though just how, and to what disastrous consequences, she will come to learn -- is an interesting study of sisterhood. Emelie, on the other hand, who drinks flavoured coffee and dates snobby, trendy young men is still around to give her a second chance even after a disagreement and a The other woman Norrkoping or of estrangement.

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Instead, whatever has happened to her has slowly been absorbed into her life; and the best she can do at the present moment is attempt to become the person she wants to be, The other woman Norrkoping or if the means to getting there involves Norrkooing into a contractual obligation that reduces all parties involved into hollowed-out versions of themselves.

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She works at Norrköping Hospital, at the very bottom of the hierarchy. 'The Other Woman' is told by an unnamed narrator whom we follow in spurts. ❶She is not likable and I can already hear some married women judging 'the young tramp'.

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This seems all well and innocent until, as the story unfolds, we learn that he is married, has children of his own, and might not be the honest and Therese Bohman has written Norrkopinh book that is so far from anything I've Tbe in a long time that I hardly know how to categorize it.

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I will read her other book. It is extremely cleverly executed, and the novel also possesses a deeper attraction and energy, which makes it hard to resist. Norrkopint move through life among strangers whom we try to make less strange by identifying repetitive behaviors as identity. This combination of self-indulgent narcissism plus superiority and self-loathing can be chalked up to youth, partly, as well as common cultural notions about what it is to be a writer, certainly.

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