Janet Frame is one of New Zealand's greatest writers. Born in Dunedin in 1924, she published twenty-one books in her lifetime and several posthumously. Her autobiographical work An Angel at My Table was made into a television series by Jane Campion in 1990. Janet Frame died in 2004.
"This short, funny and often beautifully written novel -- completed in the early 1970s but just now being published -- provides an excellent occasion for remembering the weird wisdom and genuine talent of Janet Frame."--Scott Bradfield, The New York Times, Sunday Book Review "[T]his book is marvelous experimental fiction...Frame's sentences are marvels, winding like narrow alleys through hill towns: They open spectacular vistas...Brilliant."--Kirkus, Starred Review "[T]he story is also a beautifully crafted artistic and philosophical creation that explores the nature of communication and exposes Frame's love of language...this is a terrific introduction to an original writer who deserves her own serious league of fans. Recommended for all fiction collections."--Library Journal