People in Glass Houses
By (author) Shirley Hazzard
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People in Glass Houses by Shirley Hazzard
Book DescriptionThe 'People in Glass Houses' work for an American-based concern devoted to 'inflicting improvement' the world over. Amongst them are sloppy but erudite Algie Wyatt, Swoboda, a Slav DP, who finally rebels against a daily inflow of documentation; modest Ashmole-Brown, whose surprise best-seller unseats Sadie Graine, the all-time corridor fixer; Jaspersen, who falls in and out of love with the Organization; and Clelia Kinslake, who meets the most critical non-crisis of her career in Crete. Shirley Hazzard's eight dazzling stories are linked by a scorching contempt for the Organization.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844082186
(195mm x 123mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Shirley Hazzard
Ancient Shore, Paperback (September 2009)
Born in Australia, Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. This work collects the best of Hazzard's writings on Naples. Illustrated with photographs, it is a lyrical letter to a lifelong love.
Evening of the Holiday, Paperback (September 2006)
From the prizewinning author of The Great Fire comes 'an authentic work of art ... A cause for delight and gratitude ... Beautiful, absorbing, satisfying' Chicago Tribune
Cliffs of Fall, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Shirley Hazzard
From the award-winning author of The Great Fire. 'Miss Hazzard's mind is a revolving light that picks a scene, holds it in utmost clarity for a moment against the surrounding darkness, and moves on' The New York Times
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Author Biography - Shirley Hazzard
*The Great Fire won the Miles Franklin Award (2004) the National Book Award for fiction (2003) was shortlisted for the Orange Prize (2004) and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize (2004)
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