Our Tiny, Useless Hearts by Toni Jordan

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June–July 2016, no. 382
Josephine Taylor reviews 'Our Tiny, Useless Hearts' by Toni Jordan

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

by Toni Jordan

Text Publishing $29.99 pb, 288 pp, 9781925355451

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts by Toni Jordan

Reviewed by
June–July 2016, no. 382

It is the morning after a husband's affair has been discovered, and the house is in chaos: the opening to Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (1877) is deliberately evoked in Toni Jordan's novel Our Tiny, Useless Hearts. Now, three couples – Caroline and Henry, Lesley and Craig, and Janice and Alec – and the marital interloper, Martha, must redefine love under new circumstances. As marriages break up and re-form, the narrator, Janice, attempts to protect her nieces, Mercedes and Paris, from a reproduction of her own largely fatherless childhood.

Josephine Taylor reviews 'Our Tiny, Useless Hearts' by Toni Jordan

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

by Toni Jordan

Text Publishing $29.99 pb, 288 pp, 9781925355451

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