Two characters - a woman in search of her brother, and the woman's lover in search of himself - travel the Mediterranean landscape, co-dependently bound to one another in a hopeless relationship.
Mirroring the schizophrenic nature of the characters, the text is broken up into alternating sections of narrative and diary entries. The lyrical nature of the prose counters this fragmentation, as resonances develop amid "cut-up" dreams and fantasies in a fashion similar to a musical composition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lriley - LibraryThing
What is more or less a simple plot--a woman accompanied by her lover--searching for her lost brother in a Mediterranean kind of landscape; that brother some kind of revolutionary (or not), with some ... Read full review
Passages (British Literature Series)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Quin, one of a small cadre of British experimental writers, produced four novels before her death in 1973. Forgotten and out of print for nearly 40 years, they languished until Dalkey Archive began ... Read full review