Against the Season. UK in dj

By: RULE, Jane

Price: $35.00

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RULE, Jane. Against the Season. London: Peter Davies: (1972). First UK Printing. Pp. (8),3-218. 8vo, bluish cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In a coastal townuncertain of its own natural survival, Amelia Larson, a crippled old woman grieving over her sister's death, is herself learning to die inthe company of old friends. Attending her are a young cousin, Cole, and an unmarried pregnant girl, Agate. Both, paradoxically, are learning from Ame lia how to survive. Against these natural 'seasons' are set the persistent hope for love even in the aged, the understanding and acceptance of limitations even in the young, the emotional rebellions of the middle-aged. In portraying human relationships -- the courtship of a couple in their seventies, a lesbian liaison full of painful embarrassment and anxious fulfilment, two shy, middle-aged people reaching out for love for the first time in their lives -- the author explores complexities of sex, love and friendship with a rare perception and precision. In the end, Amelia's death is as much anassertion of life as the arrival of Agate's baby. Jane Rule's beautifully written novel, looking honestly at our natural needs and moral limitations,is itself an act of hope and affirmation." -from the dustjacket. Fine in v g dj. 35.00

Title: Against the Season. UK in dj

Author Name: RULE, Jane

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Peter Davies, London, 1972, ISBN:0432132201:

Seller ID: 10055