The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World, Paperback Book

The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World Paperback

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In the wake of her sister's death, Isabelle moves from her home in California to her birthplace in Mexico to take over the running of the family tuna company.

There, she discovers a wild child - a thing with no name, who turns out to be the autistic niece she never knew she had.

So she sets herself the task of turning it into a human being - a human being named Karen.

To start, she tries to get her to say her first word:'Me'. And then begins the greatest journey of all, as Karen learns how to become 'Me'.

It is a voyage of discovery that will take her to the bottom of the ocean, and into the heart of the world.


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(I stopped reading this around page 180 because I wasn't engaged with the story, and because it was a library book and I couldn't be bothered to renew it.)For me, this book mis-sold itself. From the blurb and cover, I was expecting something a bit whimsical, a bit interesting, and instead I got a story about an autistic girl/woman who inherits/runs a Mexican Tuna company and is concerned with animal welfare. It's not that it's not a good book, it's that I'm not terribly interested in its story.Your mileage, as ever, may vary.