Feeding on the Fellow

Feeding on the Fellow

In the Memorial Room

by Janet Frame

Text Publishing, $27.99 hb, 202 pp, 9781922147134

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.

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Jane Sullivan

Jane Sullivan

Jane Sullivan has been a print journalist in Britain and Australia for more than forty years. Her column about books and writing, ‘Turning Pages’, appears every Saturday in The Age. Her latest novel is Little People (2011).

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