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Oct 04, 1988
| ISBN 9780140108514
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Oct 04, 1988 | ISBN 9780140108514
“One day, Annabel saw the sun and moon in the sky at the same time. The sight filled her with a terror which entirely consumed her
for she had no instinct for self-preservation if she was confronted by ambiguities.”
Annabel and Lee are married; Lee and Buzz are brothers. A quirky threesome, they have set up a household on the fringes on university life in the late sixties. Their hermetic existence is filled with drugs, sex, alchohol, intensity, and madness; their relationships with one another are haunting and complex.
Carter’s compelling tale carries echoes of Poe and Bronte into the very modern world of artists’ flats, psychiatrists’ offices, and generational conflicts. It is ultimately a tale of the search for loyalty and love in the midst of emotional starvation.
ANGELA CARTER (1940-1992) was an English novelist, short story writer, and journalist. She wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan’s 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her… More about Angela Carter
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