ENGEL, Marian House of Anansi AF27
Title: Monodromos. First Edition without dustjacket.
Publisher:  Anansi, Toronto, 1973, ISBN:0887844278
Seller ID: 101385
ENGEL, Marian. Monodromos. (Toronto): Anansi, (1973). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-250. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. House of Anansi Fiction Series, AF27. Wengle, Marian Engle: An Annotated Bibliography A3. The future Governor General's Award-winning author's third novel. "Monodromos" was republished in 1975 under the title "One Way Street" (PaperJacks). "In ['Monodromos'], we meet another of [Engel's] heroines, Audrey Moore -- intelligent, Canadian, 36 -- facts which help her not at all during her sojourn on a Greek island where she is staying with her estranged husband, a has-been concert pianist with sexual proclivities which do not include Audrey. Although she sense that lfie on the island will be a one-way street for her, the heroine becomes deeply involved with the island's characters and finallytakes a Greek lover -- to the disgust of an island crone who sits in Audre y's doorway loudly lamenting the young woman's sins to passersby. The tensions of Audrey's island life explode in a hilarious finale as she ends her stay with pilgrimage to a Greek monastery where the Bishop attempts her seduction. A tragi-comic masterpiece, ['Monodromos'] is an intensely readable novel about Canadians in an alien land." - from the rear cover of a later printing. Front inner hinge starting, name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else good. 18.00