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Description - People In Glass Houses by Shirley Hazzard

The '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 linking by a scorching contempt for the Organization - a polyglot crucible in which talent rots and mediocrity thrives; in which the 'rights of man' are unthinkingly sacrificed on the altar of inter-departmental strife.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844082186
ISBN-10: 1844082180
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 123mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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