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Lilian's Story (Harvest Book)

Lilian's Story (Harvest Book)
Author: Kate Grenville
ISBN 13: 9780156001236
ISBN 10: 156001233
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 1994-10-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $15.00

Madness, cruelty, and sexuality permeate the household in which Lilian Una Singer is raised-an upper-crust Victorian world of teacups and servants. But Lilian, shielded by layers of fat, an iron will, and an indomitable spirit, has her sights set on an education, love, and-finally-her own transcendent forms of independence.

Publishers Weekly

Narrator Lilian grows up in a troubled household (her mother is afflicted by vapors and her pseudo-intellectual father tries to force himself on her sexually). ``Lilian's story often has the quality of a dream recounted while the dreamer is half asleep, which alone is a remarkable achievement,'' PW found. (November)