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A long overdue printing of the story of 92 year old Marian Leatherby, who, upon being given a gift of a hearing trumpet, discovers her family's intentions of committing her to an institution. This is no ordinary institution however, the buildings are shaped like birthday cakes and the gateway to the underworld is open. The occult twin to Alice, this is a classic of fantastic literature.
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"A strange and wonderful novel... this book is a masterpiece of Surrealistic fantasy, combining rich symbolic suggestion with a gripping narrative." -- Library JournalAbout the Author:
Leonora Carrington is a British born Surrealist painter and writer now living in Mexico city who has been described, alongside people such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro, as one of the leading lights of the Surrealist movement. Born in Lancashire in 1917 to a strict Catholic family she first came into contact with surrealism through her lover, Surrealist painter Max Ernst, before moving to Mexico in 1942. The Hearing Trumpet, her most famous piece of writing, was first published in France in 1974.
Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and she lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like,Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental,Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be both, and Public library and other stories. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Baileys Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize.
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