Heather McGowan's story of Catrine Evans, an unsettled schoolgirl in an unfamiliar environment, was compared to Virginia Woolf, Dylan Thomas and Nabokov on publication.
Catrine's memories of a life she left behind in the States assemble as a chorus rich in texture and breathtaking in linguistic ambition.
The story that emerges is one of the most powerful and beautiful first novels of recent years.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/10/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571206711