Good Morning, Midnight
by Jean Rhys
In BriefJean Rhys's semi-autobiographical account of an ageing Englishwoman in thirties Paris confronting her regrets, loneliness, despair and anger, bolstered only by the bottle, gallows humour and hope.
Why you should read itRead it to understand the human condition better and to boost your sense of empathy. Rhys is one of the authors who 'gets it right': her words cut across the last seven decades to reveal the constant inner battle we fight on leaving the sanctuary of our homes each day.