Two novellas in which youth kicks against a besieging authority. Abigail pines for her lover during school assemblies, but romance is snatched from her when he crashes the car stolen for their joy ride. The author also wrote "Redhill Rococo", "Dundin" and "The Orchard on Fire".
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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 Minerva, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099270757