The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 26/04/2001
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Synopsis

'Rarely has emotional turbulence been so delicately conveyed' The New York TimesWith 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141182827
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 168g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 120 x 13 mm

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The Member of the Wedding
A wonderful novel of youthful longing to be included
Much of my childhood was spent urging to belong, or to escape to somewhere I could be a fixture of. Carson McCullers wonderfully depicts that youthful long... READ MORE
Lizzie | @littlehux