Description - Cotters' England by Christina Stead
Introduction by Michelle de Kretser
Cotters' England follows the lives of Nellie Cook, sister Peggy Cotter and brother Tom. Set in post-war England, it is a study of politics and betrayal in Nellie's professional and personal life. It is a story of smothered aspirations and dashed hopes, as class politics trap the Cotters and stifle their attempts to break free from the boundaries of the working- and middle-classes.
The book is also an exploration of love and sexuality. An undercurrent of incestuous flirtation and a lesbian affair add further strain to Nellie's relationships with family and friends, driving one of them to suicide. By the renowned author of The Man Who Loved Children, this is the first Stead work to be set wholly in England. It weaves a strange and compelling story that explores the limits of class, politics, lust and passion.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(199mm x 127mm x 29mm)
Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
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Author Biography - Christina Stead
Christina Stead was born in Sydney in 1902, and died there in 1983. Most of her life was spent elsewhere: in London, Paris and other European cities, and in the United States. Her first book, The Salzburg Tales, was published in 1934, followed by twelve more works of fiction. She was the recipient of the inaugural Patrick White Literary Prize in 1974.
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