#BookReview: All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg @jamiattenberg @serpentstail #AllThisCouldBeYours
Release date - 5th March 2020
Book length - 310 pages
Publisher - Serpent's Tail
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Victor Tuchman - a power-hungry real estate developer and an all-round bad man - is finally on his deathbed. His daughter Alex feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who he really was and what he did over the course of his life. She travels to New Orleans to be with her family, but mostly to interrogate her tight-lipped mother, Barbra.
As Barbra fends off Alex's unrelenting questions, she reflects on her tumultuous married life. Meanwhile Gary, Alex's brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie career off the ground in Los Angeles. And Gary's wife, Twyla, is having a nervous breakdown, buying up all the lipstick in drug stores while bursting into crying fits. As each family member grapples with Victor's history, they must figure out a way to move forward - with one another, for themselves and for the sake of their children.
Families are complicated beasts and this concept is thoughtfully developed throughout ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS by Jami Attenberg.
Victor Tuchman is dying and it appears that nobody cares. A selfish tyrant his whole life, Victor is now reaping what he has sowed in the shape of two children, now grown up, who are waiting for him to leave this world so they can breathe again. Alex wants to know more about why her mother Barbra always defended and turned a blind eye to the monster she was married to, and Gary is hiding from it all, including his own wife and child. Can learning more about the past help a family heal and move onto a fresh page in the story of life? Or is digging up old wounds sure to hurt more than ever?
ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS introduces to this family that are at odds and disconnected in many ways, for many important reasons. Alex feels like now she might have a chance to understand her mother more and what motivated her to stay in her life, but what Alex really wants to find is a sense of peace with what the past so that she can be the best mum to her daughter. Each character has their own demons to slay and I enjoyed the layout of the story, whereby each chapter was from a different character's point of view, allowing us to learn about them all in their own time. This isn't a fast-paced, energetic, drama, but rather a slow unfurling of betrayals, secrets, and sadness involving each character and shaping each character in different ways.
Compelling in many ways, ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS is sure to please many readers around the world.
JAMI ATTENBERG is the New York Times best-selling author of seven books of fiction, including The Middlesteins and All Grown Up. She has contributed essays to the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times, and Longreads, among other publications. She lives in New Orleans.
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