Faces in the Water

Faces in the Water

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By (author) Janet. Frame

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  • Publisher: George Braziller Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 254 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 20mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1982
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0807609579
  • ISBN 13: 9780807609576
  • Sales rank: 272,921

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Written with unsparing precision and astounding immediacy, Faces in the Water takes the reader behind the walls of two hospitals--Cliffhaven and Treecroft--and into the hearts and minds of its confused and tormented patients. The experience of insanity and "the utter, the naked precariousness of existence" is conveyed with extraordinary insight and poetic brilliance.

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In freshness of language and vision Miss Frame is the most remarkable New Zealand writer since Katherine Mansfield and Frank Sargeson. "