The novel “Signs for Lost Children” by Sarah Moss is essentially an editorial proving that although the tide of the workforce appears to be changing for some, the reality is that most people still have difficulties balancing work and life much like in Victorian England times. The book explores the complexity of marriage and the meeting of minds and lives in love. While the main characters share separate concerns and separate work ambitions, ultimately their journey is a shared one.
- The British novelist, Sarah Moss, has written a book entitled “Signs for Lost Children.”
- The plot revolves around a female doctor in Victorian England, working with the mentally ill, all while struggling with her own mental problems.
- The doctor, Ally Moberly, is a returning character from one of Moss’s earlier books, “Bodies of Light.”
“As a stylist, Moss deploys an arresting third-person stream-of-consciousness perspective to great effect, affording the reader a better understanding of her characters, particularly the very private Ally.”