The Ventriloquist's Tale
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The Ventriloquist's Tale

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Description

The whole purpose of magic is the fulfilment and intensification of desire, claims the ventriloquist-narrator as he tells his stories of love and catastrophe. The novel is a parable of miscegenation and racial exclusiveness, of nature defying culture and of the rebellious nature of love.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 24mm | 299.38g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747535140
  • 9780747535140
  • 475,378

About Pauline Melville

Pauline Melville's first book, Shape-shifter, a collection of short stories, won the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Macmillan Silver Pen Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book. The Ventriloquist's Tale is her first novel.show more

Rating details

332 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 16% (53)
4 35% (117)
3 32% (105)
2 11% (36)
1 6% (21)
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