Faces in the Water

Faces in the Water

by Janet Frame




Written with unsparing precision and astounding immediacy, Faces in the Water takes the reader behind the walls of two hospitals—Cliffhaven and Treecroft—and into the hearts and minds of its confused and tormented patients. The experience of insanity and "the utter, the naked precariousness of existence" is conveyed with extraordinary insight and poetic brilliance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807609576
Publisher: Braziller, George Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/1982
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989, Janet Frame has long been admired for her startlingly original prose and formidable imagination. A native of New Zealand, she is the author of eleven novels, four collections of stories, a volume of poetry, a children's book, and her heartfelt and courageous autobiography, all published by George Braziller.

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