Iron Shoes: A Novel (2020)

Iron Shoes: A Novel Molly Giles Iron Shoes A Novel Kay Sorenson is stuck She is forty years old and still trying and failing to please her glamorous willful and indifferent parents She abandoned a promising music career settled into a loveless marr
  • Title: Iron Shoes: A Novel
  • Author: Molly Giles
  • ISBN: 9780684859927
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
Iron Shoes: A Novel Molly Giles Kay Sorenson is stuck She is forty years old and still trying and failing to please her glamorous, willful, and indifferent parents She abandoned a promising music career, settled into a loveless marriage, became a careless mother, and began to drink, smoke, and daydream too much But when her mother dies, Kay is left without her lifelong crutch and is finally forcKay Sorenson is stuck She is forty years old and still trying and failing to please her glamorous, willful, and indifferent parents She abandoned a promising music career, settled into a loveless marriage, became a careless mother, and began to drink, smoke, and daydream too much But when her mother dies, Kay is left without her lifelong crutch and is finally forced to take her first tentative steps toward becoming the woman she wants to be.
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  1. Becky Herbert

    One of the best books I ve read in the last year I LOVE her writing inspires me to pick up a pen.

  2. Virginia

    A fine work, as far as it went Perhaps one of the best I ve read on the subject of how a parent, damaged by poor nurturing, can spend his her life haunting the elder generation hungry for what they ve missed, all the while exposing their own child to damage from the same lousy parents plus neglect from themselves Yes, that s a mouthful And it s the subject of many a Joyce Carol Oates tale plus a handful of others cropped up in the last 15yrs.As far as it goes, that is This writer according to h [...]

  3. (Lonestarlibrarian) Keddy Ann Outlaw

    A grown women named Kay Sorenson, once an aspiring concert pianist, has not come out from under the shadow of her parent s expectations and lack of affection Kay is forever still seeking their approval She is an alcoholic, unhappily married with one child, working as a clerk in a small public library and considering a career in library science Her mother Ida is a larger than life charismatic, mean, nacisstic person who has undergone two leg amputations Even from her wheelchair, she dictates Kay [...]

  4. April

    This book was very dark and it depressed me every time I picked it up to read And yet for some reason, I continued to read until the end It is a lot about relationships and paints a realistic and less than perfect view, but there is a dark spin on it that didn t sit well with me If there was one thing I did like, it was that the main character, despite her imperfections, was loving her parents and her spouse the best way she knew how It wasn t idyllic and certainly felt unhealthy at times, but s [...]

  5. Heather

    Her short story Pie Dance is one of my all time favorites I marvel at how well crafted it is and how it took me somewhere else, each time I read it Whether I hyped my expectations too high or something else I was not as jazzed by her first novel a bit too bleak for where I am right now but maybe I d enjoy it another time In the meantime, get your hands on her short story Pie Dance Definitely not meh

  6. Padma

    Line by line, IRON SHOES is hilarious, even while each of those sharply drawn lines deepens the characterization in unexpected ways Kay seems like someone any of us might know, but her unexpected actions, reaction and observations remind us that we never know anyone as well as we think.

  7. Lynn

    Molly Giles was our author in residence during my last MFA semester and her warmth and wit and, yes, somewhat gruesome worldview are all encompassed in this surprising and funny and imaginative novel She can turn a phrase like few other writers writing today Highly recommended.

  8. Krisann

    Fortunately I didn t relate to the extremely dysfunctional family, alcoholism and drugs in this book but the premise of forgiveness and finding yourself was fairly interesting Wouldn t recommend this book, I kind of thought it was ok.

  9. Ellen Marchessault

    Not one of my favorites Main character, Kay, is not very likable Her mother dies and she Kay has a dysfunctional relationship with her father She leaves her husband and goes to AA and decides to go to library school.

  10. Katie Elizabeth

    This book is about how detrimental settling for things in life is and I love the sarcasm that the main character has throughout the story It takes some of the most awkward and almost disturbing situations and spins it to make it relate able through humor.

  11. Wendy

    I stuck it out but never enjoyed this book I kept hoping it would get better None of the characters were likable The story goes nowhere I will try to find a copy of her short story that was recommended by another reviewer Sorry, it wasn t my cup of tea.

  12. Jenny D.

    Molly has a dark and ironic sense of humor which is portrayed through her writing This book was my favorite of her works I had the honor of having Molly as one of my professors at the UofA and absolutely adored her

  13. Chrysta

    This book had potential but failed to live up to it It was, at least, readable, although it took me a week or to finish as it wasn t well paced.

  14. Vickie Hoover

    Can t say I really, really like it, can say it s one that is memorable and that I d read again.

  15. Wildwomble

    A prickly portrait of difficult relationships between an adult child and parents but lyrically written and hard to forget.

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