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The Tiger In The Tiger Pit

Like the rare Blue Wanderer butterfly, Emily Carpenter is never still for long. She flees emotional commitment, despite the longing of her eight-year-old son for family and for the easygoing sheepfarmer with whom she once found peace. While Emily's eccentric mother works to reunite her scattered children, her once tyrannical father, made 'irritable as the tiger in the tiger pit" by old age and regret, does his own scheming. The scene is set for dramatic confrontation and unexpected revelations. In this her second novel Janette Turner Hospital explores her fascination with the interweaving of time and place and displays the superlative skills as a storyteller that have won awards and critical acclaim for all six of her published books.


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In this powerfully dramatic saga, a mother works to reunite her children with their ailing tyrannical father and with each other. Her son is a psychiatrist, one daughter is tragically schizophrenic, the other a free-spirited concert violinist whose young son may yet redeem them all.
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ISBN 9780702222863
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