O Caledonia Paperback – 30 Jul 1992
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Half way through the book, I read a line which made me realise I had heard a snippet of this story on Radio Four's Book at Bedtime some thirteen years ago. For a single line, heard out of context, to have stayed with me for that long to have finally been put in its place is both satisfying and testament to the strength of Barker's prose.
I'd also like to add that it is a tragedy that this book is currently out of print.
I can understand to a certain extent why the other characters (including her parents) feel as they do about Janet, but on the whole she seems badly done by. She is, either way, a fascinating young girl, with a rich internal life, and makes for a delicious novel.
If you liked "The Grotesque" by Patrick McGrath you may enjoy this.
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