By Anna Kavan
Rejection, betrayal and a girl's discovery of evil penetrate this unusual, haunting novel via the writer of Ice. Kavan discards such aids to realism as geography and mundane actual evidence - even time turns out to have halted in a menacing nation of feelings the place the very floor is uneasy with seismic threats. a lack of affection tells the tale of a tender woman, rejected by way of her narcissistic and vengeful mom, whose lifestyles thereafter is a constant sequence of betrayals that bring about the dead-end of insanity and demise. Like Sylvia Plath, Anna Kavan used to be in a position to approximately excellent keep an eye on over language as she describes, with remarkable simplicity, the weird and hallucinatory panorama of derangement.
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A Scarcity of Love by Anna Kavan