Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
by Joy Williams
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 097999540X, Paperback)This 30th Anniversary Edition of THE CHANGELING by Joy Williams includes a Foreword by Rick Moody. An overlooked and spectacular novel, THE CHANGELING is a visionary fairy tale, a work of mythic genius. Terrifying, poetic, revelations follow THE CHANGELING's abandoned heroine Pearl everywhere she goes, whether by air, land, or sea. Joy Williams has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Harold and Mildred Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, among other prizes. Her first novel, State of Grace, was a National Book Award Finalist. The 3oth Anniversary Edition seeks to reintroduce this novel to contemporary readers as one of the most original and alarming fairy-tale books ever written.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:45 -0400)
"When we first meet Pearl?young in years but advanced in her drinking?she?s on the lam, sitting at a hotel bar in Florida, throwing back gin and tonics with her infant son cradled in the crook of her arm. But her escape is brief, and the relief she feels at having fled her abusive husband, and the Northeastern island his family calls home, doesn?t last for long. Soon she?s being shepherded back. The island, for Pearl, is a place of madness and pain, and her round-the-clock drinking spurs on the former even if it dulls the latter. And through this lens?Pearl?s fragile consciousness?readers encounter the horror and triumph of both childhood and motherhood in a new light."--Amazon.com.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.