Towards Another Summer

Towards Another Summer - Virago Modern Classics

1st paperback ed

Paperback (02 Jul 2009)

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Publisher's Synopsis

'A deeply rewarding and beautiful novel' HILARY MANTEL, GUARDIAN

' Towards Another Summer is a joy to read' MAGGIE O'FARRELL

'Frame has been compared with Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf' TELEGRAPH

Life in England seems transitory for Grace Cleave as the pull of her native New Zealand grows stronger. She begins to feel increasingly like a migratory bird. Grace longs to find her own place in the world, if only she can decide where that is. But first she must learn to feel comfortable in her own skin, feathers and all.

Towards Another Summer is a meditation on the themes of exile and return, homesickness and not knowing where home really is. It is suffused with beauty and tenderness and shot through with self-deprecating humour and frailty.

Written in 1963, Janet Frame considered this novel too personal to be published in her lifetime.

'In this deeply personal novel of exile and loneliness, Janet Frame proves the master of nostalgia, beauty and loss. Frame is, and will remain, divine' ALICE SEBOLD

'Exceptional . . . comic, melancholy and piercingly observant' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Book information

ISBN: 9781844085095
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 250g
Height: 197mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 16mm