Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles
Reviewed by John Vernon
Top billing for the poet’s novel may have had more to do with its similarities to the recently published Cold Mountain than to its own buzz.
LEAST-FAVORABLE PART OF THE REVIEW
“[T]he narrative setup contains its longueurs,” such as “an obstacle course of redundancies.”
Became a favorite with book clubs (including Good Morning America’s); optioned for a movie, still unmade. Second novel, Stormy Weather, out May 1.