"Murdering bitches"..."Angry women"..."Gamers"—Narrators
The Angry Woman Suite is narrated by three characters: Elyse Bowden Grayson (born 1950), Francis Grayson (born 1928), and Aidan Madsen (born 1880).
I usually don't like novels with too many characters and multiple points of view. Often times, simple is better. There are over twenty characters listed in the beginning of this book for the reader's reference. Early on, I was thrown off because Elyse was born in 1950, yet the first chapter is Elyse in 1955 talking about her first love. Wait. What? First love at 5 years old? But I kept reading and discovered The Angry Woman Suite is not a confusing multi-layered read like it first seemed.
It is a coming-of-age story centered on mysterious paintings, the search for the artist, a feuding family, and murders. The characters are gamers, full of shit, resentful, complex and heroic. The characters are like humans we encounter every day. Lee Fullbright writes about the characters in such detail that you can't help but to get lost in the families' generational disturbing drama and the mystery.