By Janet Frame

“Self-styled” author Grace Cleave has writer’s block, and her anxiousness is just augmented by means of her persistent aversion to leaving her domestic, to be “among humans, even for 5 or ten minutes.” And so it truly is with trepidation that she accepts a call for participation to spend a weekend clear of London within the north of britain. as soon as there, she feels an increasing number of like a migratory fowl, because the pull of her local New Zealand makes existence clear of it look transitory. Grace longs to discover her position on this planet, yet first she needs to discover ways to be cozy in her personal epidermis, feathers and all.

From the writer of the universally acclaimed An Angel at My Table comes an exquisitely written novel of exile and go back, homesickness and belonging. Written in 1963 while Janet body used to be dwelling in London, this can be the 1st booklet of a unique she thought of too own to be released whereas she was once alive.

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