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Spanning four generations of women, "Idioglossia", which literarily means a secret language between a few people or the murmur of lunatics, is a witty but moving story of one family's struggle to resist a legacy of madness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552998605
  • 9780552998604

About Eleanor Bailey

Eleanor Bailey is a writer and journalist. She lives in Japan. She has recently been selected as one of twenty-one women writers in the Orange Futures promotion, highlighting the writers to watch in the twenty-first century. Her novels Idioglossia and Marlene Dietrich Lived Here are both published by Black Swan.
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79 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
5 15% (12)
4 33% (26)
3 30% (24)
2 19% (15)
1 3% (2)
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