Many a time in the course of doing these memoirs, I have wished that I were writing fiction. These are Mary McCarthy's words as she blends memories with family myths to take us back to the twenties, when she was orphaned in a world of relations as colourful, potent and mysterious as the Catholic religion itself.
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Superb...so heartbreaking that in comparison Jane Eyre seems to have got off lightly -- Anita Brookner, SpectatorAbout the Author:
Mary McCarthy was a well-known novelist, critic, journalist and memoirist. She was born in Seattle, of mixed Catholic, Protestant and Jewish descent. She died in October 1989.
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