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Foxybaby by Elizabeth Jolley
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Foxybaby (1985)

by Elizabeth Jolley

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Amusingly absurdist, though I couldn't get into the "Foxybaby" plot-within-a-plot at all. ( )
  Seajack | Mar 2, 2008 |
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I am delighted to receive your charming letter inviting me to participate in your January School.
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Dowdy Alma Porch arrives at a school where she will teach drama to students whose primary goal is to lose weight during the month-long session. While the novel is intentionally, but not successfully, absurd, Australian Jolley "offers some provocative reflections on loneliness, self-delusion, role-playing and the always blurred line between reality and imagination," PW observed.
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This elegant and inventive novel follows Alma Porch as she travels to present the outline of her unwritten novel "Foxybaby" to a Summer School Creative Drama class. She finds herself trapped in an isolated and surreal landscape where nothing is quite what it seems, where real and invented worlds collide.… (more)

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