In the Memorial Room

In the Memorial Room

by Janet Frame

Hardback Publication Date: 26/12/2013

 
Harry Gill, a moderately successful writer of historical fiction, has been awarded the annual Watercress-Armstrong Fellowship--a 'living memorial' to the poet, Margaret Rose Hurndell. He arrives in the small French village of Menton, where Hurndell once lived and worked, to write. But the Memorial Room is not suitable--it has no electricity or water. Hurndell never wrote here, though it is expected of Harry. Janet Frame's previously unpublished novel draws on her own experiences in Menton, France as a Katherine Mansfield Fellow. It is a wonderful social satire, a send-up of the cult of the dead author, and--in the best tradition of Frame--a fascinating exploration of the complexity and the beauty of language.
ISBN:
9781619021754
9781619021754
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
26-12-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Counterpoint
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
202
Dimensions (mm):
211x145x25mm
Weight:
0.36kg

Click 'Notify Me' to get an email alert when this item becomes available

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review In the Memorial Room.

You can find this item in: