Author: Susan Jane Gilman
Published by: Grand Central Publishing on Jun. 23, 2020
Genres: General Fiction, Women's Fiction
Source: Grand Central Publishing
Book Rating: 7.5/10
Direct, humorous, and edgy!
Donna Has Left the Building is a gritty, honest, bawdy novel that takes us into the life of Donna Koczynski, a middle-aged, married, recovering alcoholic, mother of two who embarks on a spontaneous, somewhat destructive road trip after returning home early from a conference to find her husband in a compromising position with a dominatrix.
The prose is witty and perceptive. The characters are unhappy, confused, and disappointed. And the plot is a reflective, brash, reality check about marriage, friendship, family, first loves, missed opportunities, regrets, mistakes, poor choices, bad decisions, and what’s truly important.
Overall, Donna Has Left the Building is a rollicking, bold, candid tale by Gilman that delves into all the messiness of life and highlights just how quickly life can spin out of control. It’s not for everyone though, as some readers would definitely find it a little too offensive and crude.
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Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.