The Lost Traveller (Virago Modern Classics)
ISBN 10: 0860680959 / 0-86068-095-9
ISBN 13: 9780860680956
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 1991
A brilliant portrait of a young girl's coming of age, The Lost Traveller tells of Clara, the beloved daughter of a devoted though authoritarian father and an imperious mother. In this devout Catholic family, father and daughter conduct an intense relationship that seems at odds with their faith and with the need for Clara to become a woman. Set against the backdrop of the First World War, Clara experiences the vagaries of adolescence and, faced with the first tragedy of her adult life, she realizes that neither parents nor faith can protect her from change.
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