Carson McCullers (Estate)
Pub date 31st January 1946
Original publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US)
Publisher (UK) Penguin
International publishers Shanghai 99 Reader’s Cultural Co. (China), Lindhardt & Ringhof (Denmark), Editions Stock (France), Dioptra (Greece), Einaudi (Italy), Athenaeum (Netherlands), Relogio d’Agua Editores (Portugal), AST Press Publishing House (Russia), Seix Barral (Spain), L’Altra Editorial (Spain – Catalan), Norstedts (Sweden), Diogenes (Switzerland), Kultur Yayinlari Is-Turk (Turkey)
With delicacy of perception and memory, humour and pathos, Carson McCullers spreads before us the three phases of a weekend crisis in the life of a motherless twelve-year-old girl. Within the span of a few hours, the irresistible, hoydenish Frankie passionately plays out her fantasies at her elder brother’s wedding. Through a perilous skylight we look into the mind of a child torn between her yearning to belong and the urge to run away.