Kansas in August Paperback
by Patrick Gale
A toe-tapping story of life and its wonderful and unexpected complexities.
Hilary is a young, attractive teacher with aspirations to be a tap-dancer.
Henry, his elder sister, is a crisp, professional psychologist.
The unpredictable and unreliable Rufus, a failed pianist, is their lover - whom neither Hilary nor Henry realise they are sharing.
Despite the constant danger of discovery, this unwitting triangle persists, in delicate balance - until, that is, someone new and totally unexpected enters the frame.
Having rescued an abandoned baby boy, found soaked and tearful in a subway, Hilary decides, to his own great surprise, to become a surrogate parent.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 29/09/1993
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780006545460
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Review by sunfi
An entertaining story of gender identity between a man named Hilary and a woman named Henry (who are siblings) and they both fall for the same man Rufus. It was a little difficult to keep in mind that Hilary was actually the brother and Henry was the sister, the names alone want you to switch their roles and gender. A dry comedy about their lives as adults and the lies that we tell not only ourselves but also others about who we really are.