My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood is an entertaining short story about perceptions and child-parent relationships.
Available on Kindle Unlimited with audio narration by Audible.
This is my first book by this author, and I really enjoyed the storytelling style. Set in the mid-1950s, this is a story about a mother and daughter relationship. Told by the daughter, she takes us back to her teenage years (15 years old) and then present day. Through her point of view, we see her perception of her mother, their reality, and complexities of their relationship.
This short story that kept me wondering what the truth really is. Is the mother a witch or is does her daughter perceive her as one? You’ll have to read it to find out.
Overall, this is a clever and entertaining story that now has me thinking I need to read more by this author. I highly recommend the audiobook, which is nicely narrated by Hillary Huber. At just under an hour in length, it’s perfect for a commute or afternoon walk.
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