The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding 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.


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