Elsey Come Home



Elsey Come Home From the widely praised author of Paris Was the Place a shattering new novel that bravely delves into the darkest corners of addiction, marriage, and motherhood.When Elsey s husband, Lukas, hands her a brochure for a weeklong mountain retreat, she knows he is really giving her an ultimatum Go, or we re done Once a successful painter, Elsey set down roots in China after falling passionately for Lukas, the tall, Danish MC at a warehouse rave in downtown Beijing Now, with two young daughters and unable to find a balance between her identities as painter, mother, and, especially, wife, Elsey fills her days worrying, drinking, and descending into desperate unhappiness So, brochure in hand, she agrees to go and confront the ghosts of her past There, she meets a group of men and women who will forever alter the way she understands herself from Tasmin, another much richer expat, to Hunter, a young man whose courage endangers them all, and, most important, Mei wife of one of China s most famous artists and a renowned painter herself with whom Elsey quickly forges a fierce friendship and whose candidness about her pain helps Elsey understand her own But Elsey must risk tearing herself and Lukas further apart when she decides she must return to her childhood home the center of her deepest pain before she can find her way back to him Written in a voice at once wry, sensual, blunt, and hypnotic, Elsey Come Home is a modern odyssey and a quietly dynamic portrait of contemporary womanhood. New Read [ Elsey Come Home ] Author [ Susan Conley ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 256 pages
  • Elsey Come Home
  • Susan Conley
  • English
  • 21 August 2017

10 thoughts on “Elsey Come Home

  1. Britta Böhler says:

    Not a terrible book but, how can I put it, a bit boring.

  2. Dan says:

    Susan Conley s Elsey Come Home revolves around alcoholism, marriage, and motherhood Maine born and bred Elsey lives in Beijing with Lukas, her Danish electronic musician husband and their two young daughters Elsey tells us that I didn t know how to be in a marriage A real marriage I m not sure he did, eitherOnce a commercially successful artist represented by no less than Saatchi, Elsey has stopped painting Her recovery from thyroid surgery and her recurring arm pain sap her ener Susan Conley s Elsey Come Home revolves around alcoholism, marriage, and motherhood Maine born and bred Elsey lives in Beijing with Lukas, her Danish electronic musician husband and their two young daughters Elsey tells us that I didn t know how to be in a marriage A real marriage I m not sure he did, eitherOnce a commercially successful artist represented by no less than Saatchi, Elsey has stopped painting Her recovery from thyroid surgery and her recurring arm pain sap her energy, leaving her unable to paint and with limited attention for her daughters She seeks solace and obliteration in alcohol Hoping to jolt Elsey out of her downward self destructive cycle and to remove her from easy access to alcohol, her husband gives her a week s yoga retreat in Shashan, a remote village Elsey s reluctant to go, butshe felt it was crucial and that things in her marriage were at stakeDespite her disdain for the predicta...

  3. Barbara says:

    Elsey Come Home is a quiet, meditative novel about an artist mother who struggles to find balance in her life In fact, she s going through a bit of a mid life breakdown in trying to be not only a great artist but a devoted mom and wife.Elsey tells her story in first person It s not a linear story, rather a reflection of her life and how she got to where she is right now on a retreat in a small mountain town in China that her husband borderline forced her to go Elsey is originally from Main Elsey Come Home is a quiet, meditative novel about an artist mother who struggles to find balance in her life In fact, she s going through a bit of a mid life breakdown in trying to be not only a great artist but a devoted mom and wife.Elsey tells her sto...

  4. Jill says:

    There s something about Elsey you re bound to like.She s vulnerable and open, wry and perceptive, refreshingly blunt and self deprecating but most of all, she s hurting up a storm When we first meet her, she is about to venture forth on a week long mountain retreat, a chance for participants to reinvent themselves It s a veiled ultimatum from her husband Lucas, who is almost at the end of his rope from her drinking issues Elsey s fear is that if she goes, she and Lucas may never find each oth There s something about Elsey you re bound to like.She s vulnerable and open, wry and perceptive, refreshingly blunt and self deprecating but m...

  5. Bonnie Brody says:

    Elsey is a woman who is fearful of intimacy and goes so far as to lie or dissociate rather than deal with her emotions She was once a fairly well known and respected artist who sold her work regularly However, after marrying Lukas and having children, she feels like she can t be both a mother and an artist Instead, she drinks.and then drinks someLukas is beside himself, as the children have grown frighten...

  6. Jennifer says:

    She s a wife, a mother, an artist who doesn t believe in herself When her husband Lukas tells her about a retreat called Shashan, she leaves her family for a week of rediscovering herself, waiting for that moment when she is fixed from her demons Here s an excerpt that really struck me I worked hard then to remember Lukas loved me and my girls loved me and that I wasn t being punished I was being helped I stayed caught between b...

  7. Cherise Wolas says:

    Elsey is not fully inhabiting her life or her skin She s American, from Maine, and living in Beijing with her husband Lukas, a successful electronic music composer and DJ, and their two young daughters, Myla and Elisabeth Once a successful painter, we are dropped into her world as she s grappling or not grappling with her drinking problem, her unresolved grief over the loss of her younger sister in childhood, and her husband s desire to fix their marriage Seemingly always quiet, she has gone Elsey is not fully inhabiting her life or her skin She s American, from Maine, and living in Beijing with her husband Lukas, a successful electronic music composer and DJ, and their two young daughters, Myla and Elisabeth Once a successful painter, we are dropped into her world as she s grappling or not grappling with her drinking problem, her unresolved grief over the loss of her younger sister in childhood, and her husband s desire to fix their marriage Seemingly always quiet, she has gone quieter, and has distanced herself from her family She s a cypher in many ways, despite what we learn about her, and she never completely came into focus for me She doubts her ability to mother not helped by her drinking and has lost that touchstone of painting which defined her The novel is organized around her week long stay at a mountain retreat yoga, silence, walking along the Great Wall of China that her husband insisted she attend We learn about the peopl...

  8. Paltia says:

    Elsey is a woman who, at first, thinks she can keep running away from herself She gives up her art where all her emotions were expressed to try and be a mother Essentially this is about unresolved grief, if grief ever resolved More accurately it is about unexpressed grief She feels she is neither wife nor mother and tries to find solace in alcohol While at a retreat she becomes acquainted with an artist, Mei Mei so different from Elsey yet they click This is a novel about introspection E Elsey is a woman who, at first, thinks she can keep running away from herself She gives up...

  9. BookGypsy says:

    Once a successful painter, Elsey can t find the joy she once felt in life Married with two children, Elsey drowns herself in alcohol and can t find her place as artist, wife and mother When her husband gives her a brochure for a mountain retreat she knows she has to go Once at the retreat Elsey meets people and finally understands what she has to do to find happiness A really great story Multi layered plot I really enjoyed this.I was give a copy from the publisher for my honest review.Dawn Once a successful painter, Elsey can t find the joy she once felt in life Married with two children, Elsey drowns herself in alcohol and can t find her place as artist, wife and mother When her husband gives her a brochure for a mountain retreat she knows she has to go Once at the retreat Elsey meets people and finally understands what she has to do to find happiness A really great story Multi layered plot I really en...

  10. Isabel Blakefield says:

    This novel wasn t at all what I anticipated It was beautifully written and in places, it felt lyrical in other spots it was frantic and yet in others, it stopped and moved very slowly It took me about a quarter of the book to feel like I understood what was happening I almost stopped reading early on because I didn t know where we were going and I was feeling too distant and disc...

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