Living In The Maniototo - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Living In The Maniototo - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 05/11/2009
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'All I had experienced, all the stories I had read or dreamed came to me the moment I, a stranger, turned the key in the lock of the unknown house.'

In a sweltering basement in downtown Baltimore, Mavis Halleton, writer, ventriloquist and gossip, is struggling to write her novel when an unexpected invitation arrives. The Garretts, a couple Mavis has never heard of but who admire her work, are to spend time in Italy and offer the use of their airy home in the Berkeley hills.

During her stay, an earthquake hits northern Italy and Mavis, to her surprise, inherits the house. But, surrounded by museum replicas and tasteful imitations, she finds reality itself is on shaky ground.

In this highly inventive novel, reality, fiction and dreams are woven together as Janet Frame playfully explores the process of writing fiction.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844084609
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 200 x 133 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Quirky, rich, eccentric

Puts everything else that has come my way this year in the shade

Probably as near a masterpiece as we are likely to see this year . . . it is a novel full of riches - Daily Telegraph

A clever, high-spirited performance - New Yorker

She treats the book like one of those miniature glass balls which snows when you shake it. Playful, deft work, then, by a writer of eccentric strengths - Kirkus Reviews

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