Read The Confusion of Languages Online Free - Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that's about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie's become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret's toddler son. But as the hours pass, Cassie's boredom and frustration turn to fear: Why isn't Margaret answering her phone, and why is it taking so long to sort out a routine accident? Snooping around Margaret's apartment, Cassie begins to question not only her friend's whereabouts but also her own role in Margaret's disappearance.
Written with emotional insight and stunning prose, The Confusion of Languages is a shattering portrait of a collision between two women and two worlds, as well as a poignant glimpse into the private lives of American military families living overseas.
|Title||:||The Confusion of Languages|
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April 09, 2017
The Confusion of Languages is described as a “shattering portrait of a collision between two women,” and in its most elemental sense, it is. But in a deeper sense, the book is about what the whole striving human race has in common – desire, always reaching and needing more.
Cassie Hugo and her hus...
August 13, 2017
"I had always assumed kindness was too fleeting, too weak and insubstantial to make a lasting difference, but again, maybe I'm wrong...It is so easily destroyed, kindness, but isn't that what all of us are looking for, every moment of our sad and sorry lives?"
I've just smudged my mascara and eye...
April 13, 2017
War novels about the men who fight for their countries or who become lifers in the military have always flourished in historical fiction and literature, especially during or after uprisings, conflicts, or major wars. But few have written in-depth about the wives that hold down the fort at home, a...
June 09, 2017
The Confusion (from the Latin confundere, to mingle) of Languages (based on the Latin for tongue, lingua).
Cassie and Margaret meet in Annam, Jordan, in 2011, the year of the Arab Spring and also of the death of Osama Bin Laden. Their military husbands working in the American Embassy, have been a...
September 29, 2017
Set within the expat community of Amman, Jordan on the cusp of the Arab Spring, The Confusion of Languages is a story of the intricate and complicated bonds of friendship. It is also a deep look into an aspect of military life that we are not often privy to: the home life of a military partner wh...
March 15, 2017
I loved this book. Having spent time in the Middle East, Fallon's work amazes me with how she captures and distills the essence of living abroad. The storyline is taut, pulling the read further and further into the world of her two protagonists. These characters jump off the page as they try to n...
August 27, 2017
Cassie Hugo has been with her military husband, Dan, in Amman, Jordan, for the past 2 years. When newcomers Crick and Margaret Brickshaw arrive with their toddler son, Mather, Cassie does her best to help the family adjust. But Cassie and Margaret are very different people. The men are deployed t...
April 05, 2017
This is a gripping, fascinating novel that I looked forward to reading every night after I got my kids to bed -- well, for the three nights that it took me to finish it. I kept having to tell myself to slow down because I wanted to savor Fallon's witty dialogue and smart, pointed insights, at the...
June 25, 2017
Didn't quite do it for me. Lost interest around 25% but stuck with it till 57%.
November 04, 2017
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American couple Cassie and Dan Hugo have been living in Jordan for the past two years. In that time, they've grown more familiar with their new environment, though never quite comfortable in the volatile region. Cassie, especially, is struggling,...