I bought Little Fires Everywhere from the Perth airport bookshop and started it over a carafe of Rose – then continued to read it on the way to Singapore – excellent read!
‘Little fires Everywhere’ provides a perfect description of small towns and suburban life. Celeste Ng exposes the politics and covert racism between the privileged and the not so privileged – the expectation of the haves and the acceptance of the have nots. Artist Mia mother of 15 year old Pearl arrives in Shaker Heights and rents a house from the Richardsons – Mum Dad and 4 children. Elena Richardson is an old school mother, Mia isnt and the Richardson kids are attracted to a different lifestyle that Pearl and her mother lead. Elena and Mia’s opposing views on an emotional matter between mutual friends splits the small town apart.