After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie

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"It is a book that does not invite comparisons. . . . Its excellence is individual, intrinsic; it measures itself against itself."--Saturday Review of Literature
Julia Martin is at the end of her rope in Paris. Once beautiful, she was taken care of by men. Now after leaving her last lover, she is running out of luck and chances. A visit to London to see her ailing mother and distrustful sister bring her stark life into full focus. A masterful ...
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Overview

"It is a book that does not invite comparisons. . . . Its excellence is individual, intrinsic; it measures itself against itself."--Saturday Review of Literature
Julia Martin is at the end of her rope in Paris. Once beautiful, she was taken care of by men. Now after leaving her last lover, she is running out of luck and chances. A visit to London to see her ailing mother and distrustful sister bring her stark life into full focus. A masterful and terrifying tale from one of the truest voices in twentieth-century fiction.

Originally published in the thirties, this novel stands today as a powerful, subtle, and unforgettable statement on one woman's terrifying plight. In its echos of modern life, this novel is stark, relevant, and thrilling.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
“An artistic success.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393315479
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/25/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 799,332
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Rhys is the author of Wide Sargasso Sea and other novels.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2000

    The Female Salinger

    When I got back from being on tour with the smalls I was at the Trident Bookstore in Halifax, N.S. I said I was looking for a female Salinger and the old guy behind the counter looked at me like I had a hole in my head but this young nervous guy came from behind the book counter and handed me this battered book. I read it in my parents house in the Annapolis Valley cover to cover and I froze in my old room while I became obsessed with the life story of this forgotten woman. Jean Rhys won a great British prize for a book she published when she was nearly dead - The Wide Sargosso Sea. When asked about the fame she said, scathingly. 'It has come too late.'Also consider 'Judith Hearne' by Brian Moore.

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