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WADEY, M.T. Sleight of Heart. A novel. London: Constable, (1975). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-,(1). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The first novel by the English "library assistant, model, photographic assistant, shop-girl, barmaid, English tutor, W.E.A. lecturer, and script-writer". "Esther, married to a successful actor for fifteen years, is losing her grip, for she sees (or imagines) her husband to have grown impervious, estranged, hostile. For this reason she has invited her cousin Christopher, with whom they both grew up, to stay with them at their Cornish home. Three children now confront each other again as adults. Each, by learning to handlelife in his own way, seems to have changed, yet old images of one another linger. Christopher, once the child whom David most envied, has wasted to acynical drifter, and the cherished closeness between Christopher and Esthe r has floundered -- only David persists in believing in it. Each has becomean enigma for the other, and each from their isolated positions senses wit h a desperate tension that a final menacing act is about to take place. 'Sleight of heart' brilliantly captures the subtle shifts of compassion, humour and cruelty in interrelationships and this, together with a haunting imagery and ironic sense of events, makes this a very fine first novel." - fromthe dustjacket. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 25.00
Title: Sleight of Heart. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Constable, London, 1975, ISBN:0094606307:
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