Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
If you’re read Jane Eyre you might like this book. It gives Bertha, the woman locked in the attic, her own back-story. Rhys really wanted to write something that showed WHY Bertha was the way she was. This book talks about her inability to connect with any one culture or race and her difficulties growing up and maintaining a “normal” life.
I would say if you didn’t particularly like Jane Eyre you will really like this book, it completely deconstructs it and is a very haunting essay on postcolonialism. great great novel