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Vintage, 1997 - Brothers - 118 pages

Loveis Angela Carter's fifth novel and was first published in 1971. With surgical precision it charts the destructive emotional war between a young woman, her husband and his disruptive brother as they move through a labyrinth of betrayal, alienation and lost connections. This revised edition has lost none of Angela Carter's haunting power to evoke the ebb of the 1960s, and includes an afterword which describes the progress of the survivors into the anguish of middle age.

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Nah. Just couldn't come at the utter destructiveness of the characters and the ueber-hyper-reality of the images. But for unabashed and addicted Carter fans, this would be a must-read. Maybe in a later decade. Read full review

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This is pure Carter - rich, flowing, dark, compelling. But what it lacks is the lushness that is apparent in many of her other works; the vivacity and headiness of Wise Children, for example, is ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Angela Carter was born in 1940 and read English at Bristol University, before spending two years living in Japan. She lived and worked extensively in the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965, followed by the Magic Toyshopin 1967, which went on to win the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She wrote a further four novels, together with three collections of Short Stories, two works of non-fiction and a volume of collected writings. Angela Carter died in 1992

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