Publication Date: 26/04/2001 ISBN: 9780141182827 Category:

The Member of the Wedding

Carson McCullers, Ali Smith

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 26/04/2001 ISBN: 9780141182827 Category:
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‘Rarely has emotional turbulence been so delicately conveyed’ The New York Times

With delicacy of perception and memory, humour and pathos, Carson McCullers spreads before us the three phases of a weekend crisis in the life of a motherless twelve-year-old girl. Within the span of a few hours, the irresistible, hoydenish Frankie passionately plays out her fantasies at her elder brother’s wedding. Through a perilous skylight we look into the mind of a child torn between her yearning to belong and the urge to run away.

Publisher Review

Of all the Southern writers, she is the most apt to endure -- Gore Vidal The greatest prose writer that the South produced ... She has examined the heart of man with an understanding that no other writer can hope to surpass -- Tennessee Williams Entirely winning ... A probing novel about a youngster with an unlimited gift for creating fantasies in a Southern town ... Rarely has emotional turbulence been so delicately conveyed * The New York Times *

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