At first, I was a bit dubious about this novel solely because of its title. Monogamy? Really? Is that all? But then I was drawn to the endorsement quote by Daisy Buchanan, particularly the phrase ‘emotionally truthful.’ I am a huge lover of books that capture the mess of our inner lives. Monogamy does this so beautifully, exploring what it means to be a wife, husband, daughter, son, lover, and stepmother. It even steps confidently across the rocky terrain of being a good neighbour, a friend, a passing acquaintance. It is about how pain and joy are inextricable. How love and sorrow are bound together. In short, it is a novel about the relationships that fill and shape our lives. I highly, highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by Charlotte.