A wife is suspended in a bird cage; a thirteenth-century visionary senses the foreskin of Christ on her tongue: Fleur Jaeggy's gothic imagination knows no limits.
Whether telling of mystics, tormented families or famously private writers, Jaeggy's terse, telegraphic writing is always psychologically clear-eyed and deeply moving, always one step ahead, or to the side, of her readers' expectations.
In this, her long-awaited return, we read of an 'eerie maleficent calm, a brutal calm', and recognise the timbre of a writer for whom a paradoxical world seethes with quiet violence.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: And Other Stories
- Publication Date: 23/06/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781911508021
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