Proto Zoe

Proto Zoe

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Funny without knowing it and naive without being innocent, Zoe is pretty much left alone to get on with growing up. Yet the most relevant events of her youth are invariably caused by other people. She gains the attentions of spell-binding stranger Mr Friedmann, tries to impress Catholic celebrity (complete with signed photos) Father Raymond, comes to the attention of the Convent militia, and receives questionable guidance from her two grandmothers - one dependable and with a overriding passion for breeding horses, the other who frivolously prefers to be called Catkin. Sprinkled with hilarious observations and sinister characters, Proto Zoe is an unforgettable adolescent more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 133g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747562741
  • 9780747562740

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'Layered with delicious ambiguities, memorable characters and, most of all, the author's eye for the ironic and unlikely' Daily Telegraph 'These hard-edged stories raise the amusing dinner party anecdote to an art form. They are short, tricky, witty and apposite' Independent 'The entertainment value lies in Prantera's immaculate understatement ... Each episode has a polished ambivalence and a dry observation of the nearness of tragedy and loss' Observer 'Reaching the end of this collection one cannot help being a little disappointed that the pleasure is over so soon' TLSshow more

About Amanda Prantera

Amanda Prantera was born and brought up in East Anglia. She went to Italy for a brief holiday when she was twenty and has lived there ever since. She is the author of eleven novels, the most recent of which is Capri more

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