Disturbing Mother-Daughter

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Brodeur's memoir about her relationship with her mother was like driving by a car wreck that you can't take your eyes off of. It was a painful and frustrating look at young Brodeur's shocking involvement in her mother's affair. Brodeur's mother, Malabar, is self-involved, dramatic, and immature. I found the book riveting and distressing at the same time. I'm not particularly glad that I read Wild Game as I'm not a fan of self-absorbed cheaters. That being said, it was a fascinating look at a dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship and the long term impacts of this complicated relationship. The prose was elegant with beautiful descriptive phrases particularly of the food. If you like reading about complicated, worst-case mother-daughter relationships, this might just be the book for you.