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Queen of the Tambourine

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With prose that is vibrant witty and off-the-wall, The Queen of the Tambourine traces the emotional breakdown--and eventual restoration--of Eliza Peabody, a smart and wildly imaginative woman who has become unbearably isolated in her prosperous home in present-day South London. The letters Eliza writes to her neighbor, a woman whom she hardly knows, reveal the story of her self-propelled descent into madness. Eliza must reach the very bottom of her inner downward spiral before she can once again find health and serenity. The story of a woman's confrontation with the ideas and realities of sanity, The Queen of Tambourine will delight readers who enjoy the works of Anita Brookner, Sybille Bedford, Muriel Spark, and Sylvia Plath.

About the Author

Jane Gardam has written six novels and seven collections of short stories. Twice a winner of the Whitbread Award and once a runner-up for the Booker Prize, she lives in East Kent, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312143985
Author:
Gardam, Jane
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
London
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Social isolation
Subject:
Epistolary fiction
Subject:
Mentally ill women
Subject:
Social isolation -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
5062
Publication Date:
19960515
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
8.28x5.52x.64 in. .61 lbs.

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