Vera has cabin fever. Confined with her thoughts in the concrete tower of aNew York hotel, she is haunted by her mother's reminders of what she should have been, and the desperate choices she faced as an unprotected single mother.
Elizabeth Jolley writes lucidly of betrayal and survival, loneliness and desire, and with compassion for the sad dislocations of love between parents and children. In Cabin Fever, the second novel in a semi-autobiographical trilogy, she beguiles with her particular blend of humour and the serious.
'Her fiction shines and shines and shines, like a good deed in a naughty world.' - Angela Carter, New York Times Book Review
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
We don't really move forward chronologically in this "sequel" to My Father's Moon. When we last left Vera, she was a single mother dealing with her own overbearing mother. The story bounced between ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TheWasp - LibraryThing
This book continues Vera Wright's story of her struggle as a single parent after WWII. It is builds on the previous "MY FATHER'S MOON", giving a greater insight into what happened to Vera after she ... Read full review