Few great writers produced less than Jane Bowles: one novel, one play and a dozen short stories.
Yet hers is one of the most original, unique voices in twentieth century American literature.
A novelist with an essentially tragic view, as Truman Capote concludes in his memoir, but also 'a very funny writer ...with at [her] heart the subtlest comprehension of eccentricity and human apartness.' Here, then, is a novel unlike any other.
A tale of two extraordinary heroines - Christina Goering, a wealthy spinster in pursuit of sainthood, and Frieda Copperfield, who finds a home from home in a Panama brothel. And a book whose lesbian themes were startling on its original publication in 1943.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Sort of Books
- Publication Date: 24/06/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780956003850