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Pinkertons Sister By Peter Rushforth,

  • Title: Pinkertons Sister
  • Author: Peter Rushforth
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Though her neighbors in turn of the century New York consider her a madwoman in the attic, Alice Pinkerton s mind is razor sharp, honed by a restless imagination, years of reading, and a profound contempt for her surroundings Like her namesake in Through the Looking Glass, Alice has a mirror through which to enter a different world, only for her the mirror is literature.Though her neighbors in turn of the century New York consider her a madwoman in the attic, Alice Pinkerton s mind is razor sharp, honed by a restless imagination, years of reading, and a profound contempt for her surroundings Like her namesake in Through the Looking Glass, Alice has a mirror through which to enter a different world, only for her the mirror is literature Heartbreakingly funny and fiercely intelligent, Pinkerton s Sister is an extraordinary work of imagination about imagination, a celebration of the power of fiction and its ultimate redeeming quality Ambitious, intricate, moving, and than worth persevering with A.S Byatt, The Guardian U.K A gorgeous conundrum, the result of a lifetime of close reading and some 25 years of close writing Daniel Handler, San Francisco Chronicle Ambitious, intricate, moving and than worth persevering with A.S Byatt, The Guardian UK compelling Pinkerton s Sister is a very fine novel, at once sprawling and intimate, and blessed with long gorgeous passages worthy of Henry James Washington Post Book World Rushforth s novel constitutes an epic inquiry into literature s role as an engine of interior life New Yorker Pinkerton s Sister is 729 pages long, each of those pages as wondrously unsettling as the next a gorgeous conundrum, the result of a lifetime of close reading and some 25 years of close writing Daniel Handler, San Francisco Chronicle Rushforth s peculiar opus speaks to the 21st century by acknowledging the folly of escaping from politics into art, even when the creations in our heads seem so much seductive than the inscrutable machinations of the world outside Village Voice If only writers could be so patient Pinkerton s Sister is a work of rare beauty and rarer still genuine wit Kindergarten, in retrospect, lives up to its name It s kids stuff compared to this Pinkerton s Sister, while bound in a nutshell, might count herself a queen of infinite space The Believer It s a reader s reward given that the last page connects so brilliantly to the first, it s very compelling and pleasing to turn right around and start again Pages Magazine Pinkerton s Sister is, as the first sentence promises, a portrait of madness San Diego Union Tribune erudite, compelling this novel is very sly and witty Readers won t want to miss any of the funny allusions and references that make this harrowing, tragic story such a joy to read The Historical Novels Review Rushforth s madwoman in the window comes alive and his dense prose proves truly magnificent The Globe Mail Sprawling, panoramic, epic, clever, brilliant all these adjectives easily describe Rushforth s portrait of a woman who views the world with penetrating eyes Pinkerton s Sister gives you a new appreciation of books and of Rushforth s astute understanding of people and novels Romantic Times BookClub
    Pinkertons Sister Though her neighbors in turn of the century New York consider her a madwoman in the attic Alice Pinkerton s mind is razor sharp honed by a restless imagination years of reading and a profound cont

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