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The story of a woman on the edge caught in the stranglehold between her lover and his wife. When her husband is released from prison, the situation explodes.

In Paris between wars, Myra is stranded and alone after her Polish husband is mistakendly jailed. She is befriended by an English couple who takes her home with them, but slowly they overwhelm her in more ways than one.

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Overview

The story of a woman on the edge caught in the stranglehold between her lover and his wife. When her husband is released from prison, the situation explodes.

In Paris between wars, Myra is stranded and alone after her Polish husband is mistakendly jailed. She is befriended by an English couple who takes her home with them, but slowly they overwhelm her in more ways than one.

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New York Times
“If difficulty of subject is to be considered in judging the merit of a novel, Miss Rhys must be accredited with high achievement. Not only does she deal with the most complex personalities, exploring the most intimate recesses of their psychology, but she does so with the directness and certitude of the fine artist. The style, especially of the dialogue, belongs to the new tradition in prose, which shuns elaboration for sharpness and intensity of effect.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393315462
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Norton Paperback Fiction Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 806,108
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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