After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Fiction - 191 pages
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Julia Martin is at the end of her rope in Paris. Once beautiful, she was taken care of by men. Now after leaving her last lover, she is running out of luck and chances. A visit to London to see her ailing mother and distrustful sister bring her stark life into full focus. A masterful and terrifying tale from one of the truest voices in twentieth-century fiction.
 

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

Beautifully written. There are sentences like this from chapter 9: “Julia watched the shadows as they passed – the angular shadows of houses and the dark, slender shadows of the leafless branches ... Read full review

AFTER LEAVING MR. MACKENZIE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This is another one of Jean Rhys' forlorn monochromatic sketches of a woman approaching forty but does it really matter. The lines are strongest around the eyes and the mouth. Julia is the same woman ... Read full review

Contents

THE HOTEL ON THE QUAY
9
MR MACKENZIE
17
MR HORSFIELD
36
THE FIRST UNKNOWN
57
Part II
63
RETURN TO LONDON
65
NORAH
71
UNCLE GRIFFITHS
79
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
117
DEATH
121
GOLDERS GREEN
127
NOTTING HILL
140
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ANYWHERE I JO 12 CHILDHOOD
157
THE STAIRCASE
163
iLE DE LA CITE
179
THE SECOND UNKNOWN
186

CAFE MONICO
87
S ACTON
109

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About the author (1997)

Jean Rhys (1890–1979) is the author of Good Morning, Midnight; Voyage in the Dark; After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie; Quartet; and The Collected Short Stories.

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