Indie book a month - Alice in Wonderland

7 January 2014 / 1 comment

Nancy Christie’s short story Alice in Wonderland is about a young woman, Alice, who is trapped in a rabbit hole of despair and hopelessness. Caring for her sick, overbearing and ungrateful mother, Alice’s only respite from life is the pages from exotic books that she literally chews for comfort. The pages she chews are not simply to fill her stomach, but to nourish her imagination and to feed what is surely lacking in her life.

This vignette is a dark exploration of a person who has lost control over their life and is stuck with no hope for a better future. It’s a sympathetic portrait of a girl suffocating from the burden of household chores and caring for her elderly mother. Nancy Christie has an easily digestible lyrical style of writing and was a pleasure to read in one sitting.

Alice in Wonderland is published by Pixel Hall Press

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the wonderful review and for understanding the motivation behind Alice's choice of sustenance.


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