‘Carson McCullers has a great poet’s eye and mind and senses, together with a great prose writer’s sense of construction and character … I have not been so excited by any book for years’ – Edith Sitwell
With an infinite delicacy of perception and memory, with a warmth of humour and pathos, Carson McCullers spreads before us the three phases of a weekend crisis in the life of a motherless twelve-year-old girl. Within the span of a few hours the irresistible, hoydenish Frankie – twin sister, surely of Mick Kelly in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – passionately plays out her fantasies at her elder brother’s wedding. Through a perilous skylight we look right into the mind of a child torn between the yearning to belong and the urge to run away.
Paperback, 190 pages. In very good preloved condition with the exception of minor colour change to pages.