After Leaving Mr Mackenzie is a brilliant, yet brutal, portrait of a woman struggling to retrieve both life and love. For six months, Julia has lived alone in a drab Parisian hotel on an allowance from her ex-lover, Mr. Mackenzie. When his cheques stop, Julia decides to leave France and return to London. The tale of her ten day visit contains some of Jean Rhys's most sensitive, poignant writing. Past her prime, exhausted by broken love affairs and addled by drink, Julia is tragically unable to find what she really wants - love.
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Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. After arriving in England aged sixteen, she became a chorus girl and drifted between different jobs before moving to Paris, where she started to write in the late 1920s. She published a story collection and four novels, after which she disappeared from view and lived reclusively for many years. In 1966 she made a sensational comeback with her masterpiece, Wide Sargasso Sea, written in difficult circumstances over a long period. Rhys died in 1979.Review:
An artistic success.
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Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140032568
Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140032568
Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140032568 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0058853