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Evelyn is a solitary child preferring to wander in the woods in all weathers rather than socialise Her secret is a fantastic companion a faun with whom she plays in the woodsYears later Evelyn finds happiness as a wife and mother but life turns sour when the fam At the same time June 2020 as this re issue of Le Dieu dans l ombre the English edition Cloven Hooves was republished The French title can be translated as The God in the Shadows It s a fantastic story about an introvert married woman mother of Teddy a five year old boy The little family with husband Tommy as an euivalent of Brad Pitt or so the descriptions told me live in Fairbanks Alaska As it goes with Americans they don t always live near their parents but move to other states So it happened with Evelyn Tom and TeddyUnfortunately there s trouble at Tom s parents farm They need urgent help with the seasonal work and repairs because that s what family s for and Tom s brother in law is injured So they take the aeroplane and a bit of luggage for a short stay at Tom s parent s domain Evelyn s not really keen on interrupting her job or even leaving the countryside in Alaska but she doesn t have much of a choiceThe short stay will prove to be a clash of cultures and personalities Tom s parents and sister are very much into fashion trends and lead a very extraverted life Evelyn is the opposite of all that prefers nature poetry In addition Tom s parents are controlling and bigoting Evelyn can t do anything right in their eyes A clash of personalities thus Tom doesn t notice or refuses to go against his parents in defence of his wife Evelyn has to undergo and stand up for herself all by herself also with regards to Teddy But Tom loves her and she loves Tom If you want a comparison bonobos Yes especially because of that the love makingThe little family Evelyn Tom Teddy have to stay at the guest house not at the parents house heaven forbid While Tom has his hands full for weeks to come Evelyn is soon bored as she has no feeling or connection with the life her in laws lead Luckily there s a large forest nearby and when she ventures into this green zone she s surprised to find a friend from her youth Someone she got along with very well but never expected to see again as she thought he was a figment of her imagination The name s Pan and he s a satyr hence the hoovesAlas one day as Tom takes his son to work as a way to make the child enthusiastic about working at a farm and Evelyn has no choice but to make the best of another lonely day dark clouds soon cover the sky view spoilerThere was a severe accident with a tractor and Teddy upon returning late that night the family doesn t say a word Neither does Tom Evelyn tries to find out what happened while she was away ah yes away another excuse for Tom s parents to condemn her but to no avail hide spoiler

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En she needs a friend Evelyn’s childhood companion reappears in Tacoma Pan now an adult satyr and a secret friend to both her and her son eventually becomes her lover He leads Evelyn on an odyssey out of her failed marriage to fulfillment in the woods of Alask Couldn t even make it past 100 pages The main character is whiny and annoying highly focused on needing the men in her life to define her despite trying to insist otherwise and there is very little in the way of story progression even a third of the way through the book

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Ily move to Tacoma where her husband is asked to fill in at his father’s business Evelyn’s husband’s wish for them to stay permanently with his family causes a rift between them and then a terrible tragedy makes the situation even impossibleMiraculously wh Absolutely loved this book It s impossible fantasy grounded in reality if that makes any sense That is it s not a romp in faerie or a uest for the magic sword It starts out very mundane and then slides into the impossible It has a powerful female character which I like too


About the Author: Megan Lindholm

Robin Hobb Her real name is Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden



10 thoughts on “Cloven Hooves

  1. says:

    A SHELVING CONUNDRUMLiterary ShelfThis is a story of a woman out of sorts with herself and with the world around her The depth of characterization and the high uality of the writing are incredibly impressive All of her fears her pride

  2. says:

    Was going to give this an added star simpl

  3. says:

    At the same time June 2020 as this re issue of 'Le Dieu dans l'ombre' the English edition 'Cloven Hooves' was republished The French title can be translated as 'The God in the Shadows' It's a fantastic story about an introvert married woman mother of Teddy a five year old boy The little family with husband Tommy as an euivalent of

  4. says:

    Aspects of this book reminded me of both Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye andPatricia McKillip's Stepping from the Shadows All three books seem ratherautobiographical in some respects although certainly not othersIn Cloven Hooves a girl gr

  5. says:

    people if you have this book hold onto it It's out of print and very hard to find If you didn't like it you can probably make a sale off of itThat said this is one of my favorite books I'm hoping that it is still in my old room at my Father's house because I sure would love to read it again

  6. says:

    Absolutely loved this book It's impossible fantasy grounded in reality if that makes any sense That is it's not a romp in faerie or a uest for

  7. says:

    Cloven Hooves is out of print and hard to find That said as a Megan Lindholm fan or Robin Hobb fan I set out to find this book I managed to get a beat up paperback from thriftbookscom It is with almost a lackluster heart this reader can only give the story 3 stars On the other hand it was not the writing that was bad far from it It just made me Sad and Mad Megan Lindholm writes a fanciful lyrical novel with beautiful poetic paragraphs of

  8. says:

    This is a difficult book for me to rate As a big fan of 'Robin Hobb' novels I've been looking forward to reading something with Megan

  9. says:

    Couldn't even make it past 100 pages The main character is whiny and annoying highly focused on needing the men in her life to define

  10. says:

    Ugh not even the promise of satyr sex is enlivening this dreary af dated af read When will I learn that there are only thr

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