This novel comes to us some forty years after it was written. Janet Frame (1924–2004) did not allow it to be published during her lifetime. Very probably she was anxious not to be seen as savaging the hands that had fed her: and it is indeed a gleeful, glorious savaging.
Feeding on the Fellow
In the Memorial Room
by Janet Frame
Text Publishing, $27.99 hb, 202 pp, 9781922147134
Jane Sullivan has been a print journalist in Britain and Australia for more than forty years. Her column about books...
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