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Janet Frame

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ISBN 10: 0704338610 / ISBN 13: 9780704338616
Published by The Women's Press, London, 1980
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Originally published in hardback in the UK in 1962 by W. H. Allen. ***Near fine in colour illustrated card wrappers which are very slightly rubbed at the edges. Paper slightly browned. No reading creases to spine. Spine tight. No inscriptions. Covers clean and bright. No tears. ***254 pages. 196 mm x 126 mm. ***'Like the late Jean Rhys, this remarkable New Zealand novelist has built up a reputation that fair dazzles, and deservedly so' [Publishers weekly]. ***'Faces in the Water is about confinement in mental institutions, about the fear the sane have of the mad and the ways in which that fear transforms into banishment and punishment of those whose reaction to a truly cruel and insane world is to move into a world which is self-created.' (Quotes from back wrapper blurb). ***Uncommon in the first Women's Press printing. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Bookseller Inventory # 1969

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Publisher: The Women's Press, London

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Issued

Edition: First Paperback Edition

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This novel depicts the confinement of the mad and the banishment and punishment of those whose only reaction to an insane world is to enter a realm of self-creation.

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Recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989, Janet Frame has long been admired for her startlingly original prose and formidable imagination. A native of New Zealand, she is the author of eleven novels, four collections of stories, a volume of poetry, a children's book, and her heartfelt and courageous autobiography, all published by George Braziller.

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