Credit: Read, Sav, Read.
Jac Jemc’s My Only Wife was one of my favorite reads so far this year, without a doubt. Through offering readers immaculate characterization, repetition, and insight into relationships, Jemc showcases the obscure fundamentals of human behavior. Interspersed between the hauntingly brilliant, poetic language and character rich narrative are non-linear glimpses into the past relationship still existing in the narrator’s present. Jemc’s characters are complicated and unappealing. Their quirks and flaws make them seem more human than we usually get to know in fiction and in real life, unless we are at an intimate level with a person, like the husband in this novel is speaking from.