Amina Cain: Indelicacy

Victória worked as a museum cleaner, but aspired to become a writer. Then she married a rich husband. From mopping the floors and scrubbing the toilets at the museum, she became a wife who lived in a beautiful house with a diligent maid taking care of everything for her. She spent her days reading and writing and her nights doing things rich folks do or having sex with her husband. Although her husband could provide her the financial freedom, he couldn’t provide her the freedom she needed to write or to live her life. Indelicacy is a short, beautiful novel. Cain’s prose is clear, concise, and accessible. I usually had trouble following a work of fiction, but not this one. I loved it.