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Sacred Country

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"I have a secret to tell you, dear, and this is it: I am not Mary. That is a mistake. I am not a girl. I'm a boy."

Mary's fight to become Martin, her claustrophobic small town, and her troubled family make up the core of this remarkable and intimate, emotional yet unsentimental novel. As daring as Virginia Woolf's Orlando, Sacred Country inspires us to reconsider the essence of gender, and proposes new insights in the unraveling of that timeless malady known as the human condition. As Mary's mother, Estelle, observes, "There are no whole truths, just as there is no heart of the onion. There are only the dreams of the individual mind."

Sweeping us through three decades, from the repressive English countryside of the fifties to the swinging London of the sixties to the rhinestone tackiness of seventies America, Rose Tremain unmasks the "sacred country" within us all.

Review:

"A beautiful, knowing novel about isolation and loneliness." New Yorker

Review:

"An extraordinary novel...spare, pointed [and] extremely moving." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"A book that we give to our friends and are glad to have read....Tremain gives us a precisely imagined landscape and...characters that we come to care deeply about." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A stunning achievement." The Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"Sacred Country is...about the unexpected and its pleasures, the thrill of rounding a corner and finding something is not at all what you thought, even when that something is yourself...brilliant." The Village Voice Literary Supplement

About the Author

Rose Tremain's books have won many prizes including the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Prix Femina Etranger, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Angel Literary Award and the Sunday Express Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671886097
Author:
Tremain, Rose
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Sex change
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction, English.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 445
Publication Date:
June 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 13.65 oz

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Product details 336 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780671886097 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A beautiful, knowing novel about isolation and loneliness."
"Review" by , "An extraordinary novel...spare, pointed [and] extremely moving."
"Review" by , "A book that we give to our friends and are glad to have read....Tremain gives us a precisely imagined landscape and...characters that we come to care deeply about."
"Review" by , "A stunning achievement."
"Review" by , "Sacred Country is...about the unexpected and its pleasures, the thrill of rounding a corner and finding something is not at all what you thought, even when that something is yourself...brilliant."
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