The transition of Coral Fairweather from village beauty to village outcast begins with the fathering of her child by a vagrant painter. Soon, fuelled by suspicion and gossip and spurred on by a malicious widow, the village's bitter witch-hunt speeds towards a terrifying climax.
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'Mackay sees "eternity in a plastic flower and the human condition in the brittle pink Little Princess Vanity Set in the supermarket" - junk not changed, but momentarily backlit, in moments of joy and pain' Guardian Shena Mackay has written fifteen works of fiction - novels and short stories, including The Orchard On Fire which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1995. She lives in Southampton where she is writing her memoir. Now all of her novels and short stories will be published as Virago Modern Classics
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Book Description Vintage, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099270749
Book Description Vintage, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099270749