Free Read Baby Zero - by Emer Martin, Baby Zero, Emer Martin, Baby Zero A young woman reluctantly leaves her career as a glamorous Los Angeles plastic surgeon to rescue her estranged mother who is trapped in an unheard of country called Orap Each successive Taliban like regime turns the year back to zero as if to begin history again Unaccustomed to such restrictions she finds herself imprisoned and pregnant To survive she tells the storyA young woman relu Free Read Baby Zero - by Emer Martin - Baby Zero, Baby Zero A young woman reluctantly leaves her career as a glamorous Los Angeles plastic surgeon to rescue her estranged mother who is trapped in an unheard of country called Orap Each successive Taliban like r
Free Read Baby Zero - by Emer Martin - Baby Zero, Baby Zero A young woman reluctantly leaves her career as a glamorous Los Angeles plastic surgeon to rescue her estranged mother who is trapped in an unheard of country called Orap Each successive Taliban like r
Emer Martin s book, Baby Zero, was a gripping, emotionally wrenching, always engaging story that made me exhausted and exhilarated all at once Trapped in a Taliban like regime with no apparent way out, the main character s voice becomes an internal unfolding of her life story, tracing the choices we make and the randomness of the universe s response to those choices The mother s decision at the end of the novel was the perfect redemption for both the main character and the reader A fabulous read [...]
Baby Zero, Emer Martin s third novel, begins and ends in a Middle Eastern country called Orap, where successive Taliban like regimes turn back the year to zero An Irishwoman, Marguerite, imprisoned for resisting the fundamentalists, tells her unborn child the story of three baby zeros, now living across the globe, including in Ireland and the US.It is telling that this beautifully written book, full of her trademark empathy, brio and wit, and most probably one of a kind in Anglophone literature, [...]
Got the book from a giveaway and didn t know what to expect at all Nevertheless, it managed to surprise me Baby Zero features such a vast scope of themes and emotions that I m still trying to process it all finished reading literally an hour ago The almost perfect balance between intimate contemplation and compelling plot makes for a captivating and thought provoking storytelling Though quite bleak at times, it never loses its subtle humour The clash of Eastern and Western cultures personified b [...]
My sister was meeting the author, Emer Martin, and we wanted to read one of her works first This one was her newest and the summary was, what I thought, the most compelling My first reaction after 5% in was that I regretted spending the 10 I paid for it on Kindle and would possibly have stopped reading it at that point had I not paid so much The story was written so schizophrenic that initially it was giving me a stomach ache A lot of imagery but little to no description all action, no reflectio [...]
Fierce and funny novel that offers insight into three cultures American, Irish, and a fictional Middle Eastern culture that sounds a lot like Iran At the very beginning, I though it might be too bleak even for a dark soul like myself, but then it opened up into a kaleidoscopic and richly satisfying tale I even cried at the endd books almost never make me cry.
I really enjoyed Baby Zero It was the first of Emer Martin s books i have read but i would definitely read others The three cultures she writes about are beautifully intertwined throughout the novel creating a rich tale causing me to be swept along as the novel progressed.
at times shocking, at time funny Always well crafted In my top 2 this year.
I have some 400 or so books listed on and the current rating for Baby Zero is in the top three, higher than Roth, Auster, Pamuk etc so I had high expectations of this Giveaway which perhaps inevitably, could not be fully realised Nevertheless it is ultimately an engaging, very well structured account of a Middle Eastern family torn apart by fundamentalist revolution, encompassing three continents and enough themes, some of which are truly bleak and a cast of intriguing characters, for several bo [...]
This book stayed with me long after I put it down Emer Martin is a writer that refuses to be pigeon holed I ve read her other two books and each one is very different This is challenging to the reader but I like that she doesn t lull you into a sense of security and predictability as a writer but constantly challenges you as a reader Her books have high literary merit while remaining entertaining That is hard to achieve in contemporary fiction but she shows it can be done I would highly recommen [...]
I really enjoyed this It is clever, well thought through and with some interesting twists and turns Leila is a fabulous character, although only a child she is wise and interesting The sections of the book set in the US were particularly interesting seen through the eyes of children from a far away land and a different culture.Farah, Leila s mother was superbly drawn, full of snobbery and self pity but a level of determination and in some ways courage If you are interested in issues affecting wo [...]
This is a dystopian fiction book about a young woman who leaves LA and gets captured by the Islamic state and put in prison She is pregnant and tells the tale of her life to her unborn baby to stop herself going insane There is a real plot twist in here, two actually Won t give it away But the writing is so beautiful and at times the book is laugh out loud funny This keeps you going to the brilliant ending.
Emer Martin has managed to surprise me I have found the clash of Eastern and Western cultures extremely eye opening and exhilarating Her well drawn characters explore loneliness and despair and take the reader on a journey filled with thought provoking insights A must read for everyone
I wanted to love this, or at least like it, given my strong affection for her previous work But it seemed like the first draft of something, not a finished work There were some parts I found extremely annoying, where she indulged in a sort of stream of consciousness Emer, Emer