Gwendoline Riley

Gwendoline Riley is a British author known for her novels that often explore themes of relationships and personal struggles. She has received critical acclaim for her work, including several literary awards.


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  1. 1. My Phantoms

    The novel explores the complex and strained relationship between a woman and her estranged parents, particularly her mother. The protagonist grapples with the lasting effects of her upbringing, characterized by emotional distance, misunderstandings, and unmet needs. As she navigates her adult life, she reflects on the enduring impact of her childhood and the challenges of forging her own identity in the shadow of her parents' influence. The narrative delves into themes of memory, alienation, and the search for self amidst the phantoms of familial ties that both haunt and shape our experiences.

    The 10063rd Greatest Book of All Time