Day: March 28, 2014
While brushing her teeth one morning, Clover looks in the mirror and realizes that she is gone. She is completely invisible. She rushes into her son’s room and asks, “Do you see me?” and he assumes that she wants to have a theoretical discussion. Absorbed in his own problems, he never really looks at his mother. He can smell her. The laundry is getting done. He can hear her. Does it matter that he cannot see her?
Her husband and her daughter also do not notice that things are terribly amiss.
But she does find great support from her mother-in-law, her best friend and her dog.
I thought this book would be a little funnier. It did go back and forth between clever and somewhat depressing but Clover is able to spin all situations for the best.
There is a little hope at the end, but nothing is tied up with a lovely bow. But it does make me wonder, with my eyes buried in my laptop or on my I-phone screen, am I really looking at — seeing — the people around me?
A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she’s only really missed when dinner isn’t on the table on time.
Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she’s invisible–truly invisible. She panics even more when her family doesn’t notice a thing.
Her best friend immediately observes the change, which relieves Clover immensely–she’s not losing her mind after all!–but she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew it.
Clover discovers that there are others like her, women of a certain age who seem to have disappeared. As she uses her invisibility to get to know her family and her town better, Clover leads the way in helping invisible women become recognized and appreciated no matter what their role.