A novel set in Redhill, Surrey, during a gloriously hot summer. Rebuffed by fortune, Luke Ribbons yearns for the alluringly fragrant bosom and soft, blousy mother-love of Pearl Slattery, but she doesn't share his romantic vision. By the author of "Dunedin" and "The Laughing Academy".
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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. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099270773