Shining Agnes

Shining Agnes

by Sara Banerji


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In a once great, now falling, mansion live an aristocratic family: Alice, huge, sad and longing for love; her paralysed mother who is subject to wild and eccentric enthusiasms; and the foster child Agnes, whose desire to be an actress sets in motion a train of bizarre and horrifying events.

Then love comes to Alice in the form of beautiful but furtive Vincent who has moved in next door. But does he want Alice for herself or for the treasures that she digs from the rubble of her tumbled home? And how does he view Alice's obsession with compost, the making of which she compares to the growth of spirituality and the purging away of sin?

Black comedy lurks beneath the surface of this gloriously imaginative new novel from the author of Cobweb Walking, The Wedding of Jayanthi Mandel and The Tea-Planter's Daughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448208418
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

The daughter of a novelist, Sara Banerji spent part of her childhood in the African bush. She married an Oxford undergraduate from India and they spent the first seventeen years of their married life in the South Indian Hills tea planting and bringing up three daughters. During that time Sara rode as a jockey on the flat and held exhibitions of her paintings in Madras and Delhi.

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