The Bad Sister

The Bad Sister

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Introduced by Candia McWilliam. The Bad Sister Two Women of London Wild Nights This omnibus edition brings together for the first time three of Tennanta€™s most acclaimed works, all of which share a spiritual affinity. The Bad Sister and Two Women of London retell two Scottish masterpieces of the macabre a€“ James Hogga€™s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and Stevensona€™s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde a€“ resetting their claustrophobic and terrifying examinations of duality in the contemporary environment of London through female protagonists. The third book, Wild Nights, is a tour de force of descriptive writing as well as a tale of old love and family friction, and completes a trilogy of immense power and enduring value. a€˜Tennant has the authentic knack of tapping into onea€™s mental and nervous wiring . . . to read her is to feel oneself in the grip of something as absorbing and impossible not to respond to as a close family.a€™ Candia McWilliam a€˜The yeara€™s best novel . . . a whirlwind of pure imagination, and for that reason far more a€œreala€ than most so-called fiction: as exhilarating as racing the rapids in a glass gondola with a white witch at the helm.a€™ J.G. Ballard on The Bad SisterWell, we had the women so close they couldna#39;t make a sound, except for a choking fighting for breath that sounded like ... Someone has hung a ballerina dress of pink net with a spangled bodice on a hanger on the outside of the cupboard, anbsp;...

Title:The Bad Sister
Author:Emma Tennant
Publisher:Canongate Books - 2010-07-01


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