FREE READ í Invisible as Air

FREE READ Invisible as Air

FREE READ í Invisible as Air ☆ [Reading] ➿ Invisible as Air By Zoe Fishman – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk A provocative and timely new novel by the author of Inheriting Edith one that will haunt you long after the final page is turnedSylvie Snow knows the pressures of expectations a woman is supposed to w A provocative and timely new novel by tA provocative and timely new novel by the author of Inheriting Edith one that will haunt you long after the final page is turnedSylvie Snow knows the pressures of expectations a woman is supposed to work hard but never be tired age gracefully but always be beautiful fix the family problems but always be carefree Sylvie does the grocery shopping the laundry the scheduling the schlepping and the PTA ing while planning her son’s Bar Mitzvah Invisible as PDF or a. 35 starsThis story really grew on me I think what hit close to home was the fact Sylvie could easily be your next door neighbor or co worker or even your family member She starts taking her husband's pain pills to cope with her grief over the death of her baby a few years ago and becomes addicted She has a nice job lives in a beautiful home and even is a PTA member but she is an addict And I appreciate that the author chose to feature her as a character because her story is one that is playing out in countless homes across America The book alternates between the perspectives of Sylvie her husband Paul and her teenage son Teddy For much of the story I felt the most invested in what was going on with Sylvie rather than her family members However as the story unfolded I came to appreciate the uniue perspectives the other two brought to the table Surprisingly I have not come across many fiction books featuring a middle aged upper middle class suburban mother type character like Sylvie with an opioid addiction I'm not sure why that's the case because by now we know that this epidemic has hit all social classes races big cities rural communities you name it A story worth reading in my opinion It's not a perfect book but it's pretty darn realistic I won a free copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer's program I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion

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Nd cheerfully tending her husband Paul who’s been lying on the sofa with a broken ankle She’s also secretly addicted to the Oxycontin intended for her husbandFor three years Sylvie has repressed her grief about the heartbreaking stillbirth of her newborn daughter Delilah On the morning of the anniversary of her death when she just can’t face doing onething she takes one just one of her husband’s discarded pain pills And suddenly she feels patient kinder. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and in full disclosure I had not read any previous works by Zoe Fishman so I had no idea what to expect The premise sounded intriguing albeit a bit trite a suburban housewife Sylvie who had repressed grief over the stillbirth of her daughter three years ago On the morning of the anniversary of her daughter's death when everything in her life seemed overwhelming including her husband's broken ankle and her 12 year old son's preteen behavior she takes just one of her husband’s discarded pain pills Almost instantly she feels relaxed and is a patient kinder Sylvie She tells herself that the pills are temporary and that when they are gone she’ll go back to her life as she knew it; however days turn into weeks and Sylvie slips slowly into a nightmare where her desperate choices reveal her hopeless state of mind and she stands of the brink of losing everything dear to her I have to say that from the first chapter on I was engrossed in Sylvie's life Her character was relatable from her irritation with her husband's broken ankle and listening to him whine to her exasperation at having to attend PTA meetings and make nice with women she had nothing in common with it all worked The chapters are by character Sylvie her husband Paul and her son Teddy I thought all three characters were masterfully penned even preteen Teddy whose thought patterns seemed entirely consistent with an almost 13 year old but still relevant and moving I found myself rooting for all three members of the family flaws and allThe book is a well written powerful probe into one family's struggle with addiction and loss My only gripe with the book was that I liked drug addicted Sylvie a little too much For much of the book when under the influence it seemed that Sylvie made better decisions spoke up for herself and her family and overall became a well rounded person which seemed a bit of a stretch to me It wasn't until almost the end of the book that the lines become blurred for her and she starts her foray into darkness and bad decisions I also found the islandhorse angle to be almost an afterthought and could have been omitted or tied in better although it made the cover understandable Final thoughts I really embraced this book and will definitely be reading further works of Zoe Fishman 4 stars

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Invisible as AirAnd miraculously relaxed She tells herself that the pills are temporary just a gift and that when the supply runs out she’ll go back to her regularly scheduled programmingBut days turn into weeks and Sylvie slips slowly into a nightmare At first Paul and Teddy are completely unaware but this changes uickly as her desperate choices reveal her desperate state As the Bar Mitzvah nears all three of them must face the void within themselves both alone and togethe. This was my first Zoe Fishman book and I loved it You’ve got your typical family with typical hardships and issues How they all deal with those hardships and issues is the theme of the book I actually laughed out loud the first third of the book then the story got down to the seriousness of addictions It shows how easy it is to slip out of control and no one is immune This was a wonderful story and I highly recommend this book