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I didn't get past chapter 13, the misogynistic narrative was unsurpassable for me. Perhaps in the chapters I missed Gnome's behaviour and abuse of Edie was acknowledged, but after listening to the last chapter it doesn't seem like it was. Gnome is almost a caricature of male entitlement. The book was advertised as pushing the limits of gender and sexuality, but as an LGBT person I actually found the characterisation of the characters and the treatment of Edie/Gnome's condition to be simplistic at best and grossly offensive at worst.
On the upside, the performance was spectacular and the language wonderful.
The intricacy and beauty of this novel is addictive. I listened in every spare moment and even planned long car journeys just so I could listen at length undisturbed!
I might leave it one day before I start all over again #theworldneedsmoreabigails