Robert Louis Stevenson
Writer write for readers to interpret :)
Stephanie Haefner's "A bitch Named Karma" is in my opinion new age Literary Fiction. More adult in nature- as with most things in life including childrens cartoons, this book left me awestruck. Take todays working woman fixated on money, material possessions and put her into real life circumstance, and you have todays Heroine: Lexi Marshall.
This Main Character has charisma, selfishness, an appetite for writing and all things gorgeous in life. Until Life happens to her. I can admit that in the first few pages I thought this character so selfish, but trusting the author, I read on and am completely enriched for doing so.
How many Women do we see in industries so very career orientated that family life never passes their lips. They want the fabulous parties, designer materials...Haefner's character completely engrosses this reality and takes it further! Today's female is no longer sure they want the children, the husband, the wifely duties, and this character mirrors this part of our society.
Haefner provides a solid plot, structured around modern society living, and adds in very brutal life changing circumstances. She took this character from completely self involved to an amazing tear jerking of emotions. The fact that the character is so raw, the language so blunt, and she changes into an actual human being was so powerful I found my eyes tearing up by the connection I felt with the character and her circumstances.
Lexi Marshall is the strong independent woman meeting life's obstacles head on and never flinching as she stares Karma in the eyes with barely a blink of her lashes. This book, though not for the faint, is a must read for any female leading her own life.
I applaud Hefner's ability to "affect the reader precisely as (she) wished."