Isobel On The Way To The Corner Shop by Amy WittingIsobel On The Way To The Corner Shop by Amy Witting

Isobel On The Way To The Corner Shop

byAmy WittingIntroduction byMaria Takolander

Paperback | November 13, 2015

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'Quietly brilliant... Witting's characterizations are staggeringly sharp-it is hard to imagine a novel more keenly observed-simultaneously heartbreaking and (subtly) hilarious, not because they're exaggerated, but because they are so unsettlingly, overwhelmingly true... A compassionate masterpiece.'-Kirkus (starred review)Isobel Callaghan is struggling to survive as a writer. She is isolated, poor and hungry. Leaving her boarding house in search of food, she has a breakdown on the way to the corner shop. Waking in the hospital, Isobel learns that she will be confined to a sanatorium. There, among the motley patients, and with the aid of great works of literature, she confronts the horrors of her past. But can she find a way to face the future? Confronting and compassionate, profound and funny, the second Isobel novel confirmed Amy Witting as one of the finest Australian writers of her time.
AMY WITTING was the pen name of Joan Austral Fraser, born on 26 January 1918 in Sydney, Australia. Witting spent her working life teaching, but began writing seriously while recovering from tuberculosis in the 1950s. Two stories appeared in the NEW YORKER in the mid-1960s, leading to THE VISIT (1977), an acclaimed novel about small-tow...
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Title:Isobel On The Way To The Corner ShopFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.86 inPublished:November 13, 2015Publisher:Text Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1922182710

ISBN - 13:9781922182715

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'Quietly brilliant... Witting's characterizations are staggeringly sharp - it is hard to imagine a novel more keenly observed - simultaneously heartbreaking and (subtly) hilarious, not because they're exaggerated, but because they are so unsettlingly, overwhelmingly true... A compassionate masterpiece.' - Kirkus (starred review)'Quietly brilliant... Witting's characterizations are staggeringly sharp-it is hard to imagine a novel more keenly observed-simultaneously heartbreaking and (subtly) hilarious, not because they're exaggerated, but because they are so unsettlingly, overwhelmingly true... A compassionate masterpiece.'-Kirkus (starred review)