An Imaginative Experience

Author(s): Mary Wesley

General Fiction

A traveller on an InterCity train returning to London smells the burn of brakes as it hisses to a stop in the middle of the countryside. He sees a white-faced woman leap from the train and race to the aid of a sheep stranded on its back, unable to rise, in a field. Righting it, she turns, and he sees her face which is full of tragedy. Considering tragedies of his own, he does not intrude, but the image lodges in his mind: a strange but familiar despair, unable, despite itself, to ignore the desperation it recognises in others. From these seeds, Mary Wesley draws out a plot of an unforgettable impact: of loss, of release, of a necessarily comic acceptance of fate, of love - the 'imaginative experience'.

Rich in character and wit, and powerfully moving, this is a novel of the heart's pain and deliverance.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780099499091
  • : vinteb
  • : vinteb
  • : January 2007
  • : 19.90 cmmm X 12.90 cmmm X 1.60 cmmm
  • : March 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary Wesley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 813
  • : 240