Wild game: my mother, her lover, and me

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur was an interesting memoir. I know that adjective may make it sound like I didn’t really like it but actually I did. I use “interesting” because it made me really examine how the nurture part of growing up can affect people so much. At age 14, the author was made an co-conspirator in her mother’s affair. The effect this had on her combined with the underlying issues of who her mother put first really took its toll on Adrienne’s life and relationships. It’s a slow boil of a dysfunctional family story which shows there doesn’t have to be a truly shocking like event to make a good memoir. These always make me take a second to examine my life, my parenting, and my attitudes toward others and that’s not a bad thing!

This was another Book of the Month Club selection for me!

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