Pinkertons Sister

Pinkertons Sister

by Peter Rushforth

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Pinkertons Sister by Peter Rushforth

Though her neighbors in turn-of-the-century New York consider her a madwoman in the attic, Alice Pinkerton’s mind is razor-sharp, honed by a restless imagination, years of reading, and a profound contempt for her surroundings. Like her namesake in 'Through the Looking-Glass', Alice has a mirror through which to enter a different world, only for her the mirror is literature. Heart-breakingly funny and fiercely intelligent, 'Pinkerton’s Sister' is an extraordinary work of imagination about imagination, a celebration of the power of fiction and its ultimate redeeming quality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596928350
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/22/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 824 KB

About the Author

PETER RUSHFORTH is the author of Kindergarten. A former schoolteacher, he lives in North Yorkshire, England.

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Pinkerton's Sister 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Uhl More than 1 year ago
This is a love it or hate it book. If you don't recognize the allusions, you'll hate it. If you do, you'll laugh your head off. Begs to be read aloud. A cross between Dickens and James Joyce's ULYSSES. A wonderful read..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book very hard to get started and it never really gave me a sense of what the story was about. I stopped reading it about after the first section. Too me it is not a keeper