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An exquisite portrait,
This review is from: Quartet In Autumn (Paperback)
This is a wonderful novel, diving deep into the lives of four people on the verge of retirement. Pym has Jane Austen's ability to paint a richly detailed picture on a small canvas, together with Jane's comic vein. The novel has a tragic dimension in that Marcia is suffering from breast cancer, which is the illness that killed Pym less than 3 years after publication. Most touchingly, Lettie, the most positive of the four characters, ends the book with the thought that "life still held infinite possibilities for change".