With delicacy of perception and memory, humour and pathos, Carson McCullers spreads before us the three phases of a weekend crisis in the life of a motherless twelve-year-old girl.
Within the span of a few hours, the irresistible, hoydenish Frankie passionately plays out her fantasies at her elder brother's wedding.
Through a perilous skylight we look into the mind of a child torn between her yearning to belong and the urge to run away.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/04/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141182827