- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 27 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Penguin Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: September 12, 2017
My Review ( 5 Stars: Loved it!)
Set in the time period around 1980, I’ve tagged this novel as Historical Fiction as it describes the times of that period (making me feel old). I remember the history and time period well.
I read/listened to Little Fires Everywhere in starts and stops and found it was no problem picking up where I left off and no problem enjoy each and every chapter. The narrator, Jennifer Lim, did an excellent job.
At the heart of this story are two families, at different sides of the spectrum, one very domestic and middle-class with a mother, father, and four children and the other a mother and daughter who are nomads. The children are adolescents. The focus of the novel is the mother/child relationship. I am amazed at the number of perspective Ng manages to bring into this story.
While I have marked this novel as Historical Fiction, the 1980s were not too long ago and the issues at the heart of this novel have not changed much.
In Ng’s previous, debut, novel, Everything I Never Told You, family dynamics and disconnects were central to the story. So far, this is common theme in her work.