Through Janet Hobhouse's third novel we follow Zachariah Quine, who at the age of forty - deserted by both his wife and his ambitions as a musician - flees New York City and its fragmented, bohemian lives, seeking to "crawl back into the camp of the human tribe." His destination is London, where he stays with his expatriate brother and his "English" family - and meets Anne...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 15th 1992 by Anchor
(first published October 12th 1986)
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Hobhouse has a reputation amongst those who would even remember her to have produced some patchy novels. I made it through her first Dancing in the Dark because despite its flaws she preented many interesting ideas about marriage, homosexuality, moral boundaries and attempted to address some of the cultural shifts during the 80s. Where this book failed is thats its about not much and just makes you want to sleep instead of reading it.. Also the lead character is a man without a country which acc...more