This novel is a study of the savage warfare between Henrietta and her husband Sam, an impractical idealist who has nearly brought his family to ruin. It also tells the story of the children who, growing up in an increasingly bizarre household, try to escape damage.
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Every family lives in an evolving story, told by all its members, inside a landscape of portentous events and characters. Their view of themselves is not shared by people looking from outside in--visitors, and particularly not relatives--for they have to see something pretty humdrum, even if, as in this case, the fecklessness them complain of is extreme.About the Author:
Christina Stead (1902-1983) born in Australia, was the author of over a dozen works of fiction and the recipient of the Patrick White Prize.
C. M. Hebert is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award nominee. She is the recording studio director for the Talking Books Program at the Library of Congress' National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, daughter, cat, and assorted fish.
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Book Description Flamingo, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006546862
Book Description Flamingo, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6546862