This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Condemned to live together in their childhood home by the stigma of their mother's suicide, four sisters become isolated from the rest of the world by the circumstances of their lives and the unpleasant realities of their family life
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Jilly Bond has worked extensively in theater and radio for the past twelve years. Her credits on stage include Miranda (and Antonio!) in "The Tempest", Fiona, the girl, in "When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout", and Anita in Ayckbourn s "A Small Family Business". She is regularly heard in dramas for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.From Publishers Weekly:
"You live a simple life here away from corruption," an abusive father tells his four motherless daughters in this eerily tragic and mesmerizing first novel. "I cannot risk you becoming corrupted." Virtually imprisoned in their rural house even after their father's death, the four grow into a tormented old age. Milly, the narrator, recalls events from their youth and relates the decayed routines they follow after more than 60 years have elapsed, weaving an ever more nightmarish tale. Querulous older sister Aggie and younger twins Ellen and Esther (invariably called Ellenanesther because of their inseparability) have, like Milly, been scarred forever by the suicide of their warm and once-worldly mother, who, after years of being battered by her husband, drowned herself during the girls' childhood; by the cruelty of their father; and by their almost total isolation. A profusion of gothic elements--illegitimate conceptions; incest; concealed murder; a freak kept hidden in a cellar--is kept in place by Glaister's careful narrative structure and her empathy for Milly.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0689121296
Book Description Atheneum, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0689121296
Book Description Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110689121296
Book Description Atheneum. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0689121296 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.1296749
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0689121296
Book Description Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0689121296n