Janice Pariat’s The Nine Chambered Heart examines a young woman through multiple viewpoints. The young woman moves to many familiar cities between the east and west. The Nine Chambered Heart examines different view points that follow the young protagonist’s life. She appears real in one narrative and fleeting in the next one. Janice Pariat’s prose is elegant and immersive. It examines the shifting and fragmented nature of a woman’s identity. The reader discovers the woman’s identity as told from the perspective of nine different men she has had one or the other kind of relationship with. The novel also questions what love looks like.