London: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, 1979. Reg Boorer (cover design). First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Blue cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. Bottom right corner of front board is bumped; all others sharp. Binding tight and square. Light blue endpapers. Some foxing to top edge. Clean, unmarked. 14 x 21.5 cm. 189 pp. / Very Good. Light wear and scuffing. Price clipped. Item #10617
At what point a foetus takes on the properties of a human individual is a knotty problem, but whether the answer be medical or metaphysical, it is unlikely to be precise. No such uncertainty affects the narrator of Thomas Keneally's novel.
Thomas Keneally has a miraculous capacity for conjuring up strange visions and curious places with a certainty of touch that totally convinces. Never has he voyaged into stranger lands than in this witty, wise and formidably plausible venture into a woman's womb.