Virago Press Ltd, 1994, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First, Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the title page. A wildly inventive exploration of the mother-daughter relationship: "Freddy, a gawky, passionate, and plain adolescent, is on the run, convinced of having murdered the mother we all desire, and hate. Through Freddy's fantasies - or are they realities? - we begin a journey that takes us back, through the nineteenth, the eighteenth, the sixteenth centuries, and then beyond time into the interior of imagination. Story follows story, born of the flesh and blood of family, dead bodies and holy communion. The passage is not easy: disappointment, humiliation and danger wait for innocence in bloody rooms. But after fracture comes repair, after cold comes heat, after violence comes peace, after obliteration comes life. The instinct for survival thrives in secret places:in rebellion, in a desperate split of self, in the thirst for knowledge and sex (which keeps whores and scholars in thrall to one another) and in the delicious subversion of cross-dressing. Freddy comes back - to begin again. Bold and sexy, playfully mirroring its themes in its very pace, tone and form, this beautifully written novel is as rewarding as it is astonishing." Famed for her sensuous and richly-textured writing, Michele Roberts is the author of "Daughters of the House" which won the W H Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 175 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. burgundy cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Novel; Women & Feminism. Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9781853817526. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4196.