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Title: The Roundness of Eggs.
Description: Benton Ross, Auckland, New Zealand, 1986.. 205 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 908636172"A blackbird dies in Olive's hands and the blood stains won't rub out. Even the cat can't eat the fish pie that her family says tastes like glue. And at the bottom of her garden the avocado tree i s dying..How can Olive 'pull herself together' when reality overwhelms her everywhere she looks? By painting in the attic and teaching herself to smoke? Does she in fact have a choice? It is only from the rooftop that prospects seem se r e n e . L isa Greenwood's startling first novel is about the chill winter of self-discovery that begins when delusions fall away in the face of the demands of others. What happens when Olive's family fail to recognise her needs? Deadly acc ur at e in i ts o bs er vations, the novel delights too with the whimsy of the author's overview. When life is at its most oppressive, it seems, there is still reason enough for hope." Interior - tiny crease at top corner of first half of pages, ot her wi se cle an and ti ght with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump to top corner of front cover, tiny bump at bottom corner, minor rubbing, small shallow bump on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good.

Keywords: New Zealand Authors, Women, Writers, Mid-Life Crisis, First Novels, Crises, Self-Awareness, Discovery, Family Life, Olive, Relationships, Aging.

Price: US$ 10.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 20597

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