My Review of “The Confusion of Languages” by Siobhan Fallon
by Siobhan Fallon (Goodreads Author)
Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to w …more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: June 27th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons
I would like to thank First to Read and G..P Putnam’s Sons for the ARC of “The Confusion of Languages” by Siobhan Fallon for my honest review. The genre of this story is Adult Fiction. There is also some historical reference.
I appreciate the author’s description of the location in Jordan, and the various people affiliated with the American Embassy and those that live there.
The characters are described as complicated and complex. The story-line is about two women, Cassie and Margaret who are accompanying their soldier husbands to the United States Embassy in Jordan. The two women are opposite in their personalities and characteristics. Cassie is familiar with the Jordan culture, and rigidly follows the rules. Margaret, who has a baby, wants to experience Jordan, and disregards many of the rules. Margaret is extremely friendly and flirtatious at times, and is nervous in crowds at others. She feels that it is important to be kind, not understanding the culture. Both women have issues with their marriages.
Often Margaret forgets the time, and will leave Cassie watching her baby. Margaret writes many of her feelings and experiences in a journal.
The author writes about family, friendship, jealousy, betrayal, honest and hope.
I would recommend this intriguing story of cultural differences and friendship!